I will be writing a full blog post soon about our wonderful sewing retreat at Domaine De La Salle, but until then here is a video made by my partner in crime Nicki Enjoy! Erica x
I was absolutely thrilled to bits to have one of my Chateau Ballet Mice chosen to appear in the latest Folksy animation. In case you don't know, Folksy is a wonderful online market place selling beautiful hand made items from makers all over the British Isles. This fabulous animation was created by Leanne Warren … Continue reading Movie Time!
June is nearly upon us and I'm eagerly watching my roses, waiting for them to burst into bloom. Of course June also sees the 'Antique Rose' themed Heirloom Doll Sewing workshop at Domaine De La Salle in southwest France with myself and Nicki of Nicki Franklin Needlework. There are still a few spaces available and all … Continue reading The Chateau Roses
There is a magical place near the sunny south west coast of France called Domaine De La Salle. It's not a showy, shiny chateau with golden chandeliers and shiny wallpaper, it's so much better than that, it is authentic and that is something that is becoming harder and harder to find nowadays. It has one, … Continue reading The Secret Turret
I've had the first chance in a long time to start organising my sewing room. This whole winter seems to have been a string of book deadlines and illness, so I'm happy that there is a little warmth at last in the air.
Last month I hosted my first small workshop here at The Wilderness and it was heaven. There were four of us in all and that was just how I wanted it for the first one. Cosy, intimate and warm. I lit the fire in the sewing room and laid out the table, which in all … Continue reading A Cosy Little Workshop