Monday, July 11, 2011

Journee du Fait Main

Beautiful sautoir necklaces

Hello friends, hope you all had a fantastic weekend. My weekend was a busy one as I participated in France's first ever Journee du Fait Main, a celebration of all things hand made!

We set out bright and early on Saturday morning to set up our booth and in no time at all, I was busy chatting with all the other participants. One of the nicest things about craft fairs is that I always meet such interesting and talented people and this was no exception.

I always have a hard time choosing which of my little marvels I should bring to the fair, it feels a little like playing favorites. This time I decided to showcase some sautoirs I'd been working on as well as bracelets. Lately, I've been very into bracelets so I had a lot of them during the fair.
Selection of bracelets
Here is one of my demi-parures...

 And here's another. You'll notice too that I have rings! Yes, I decided to try to make some and here are the first ones... (more on that later..)

 More of my bracelets...

 Of course I couldn't resist bringing some of my earrings. Especially when they include a pair of 60s era seahorses and some clover leaf charm ones!

Like I said, there was no shortage of interesting and talented people at the fair, and my favorite had to be Les Betises de Fifi. She makes these gorgeous corsets and dresses.

 Cathart with her wonderful paintings and decorative objects

 And another stand whose name I unfortunately didn't get, but who made the cutest toys for children

 and little cloth bags for storing all manner of things..

Eh voila, my weekend!


  1. love your sautoirs. and the seahorse earring!!! oh who am i kidding, i love everything. big congratulations on joining the journee du fait main.

  2. The fair looks fabulous and so do your items! Scarlett x