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Friday, September 2, 2011
A Crafty Good Cause
I spoke recently of some new shops that were carrying my work. I dropped off some new garden lanterns at French Connections yesterday. This is one of those extraordinary shops that you can get lost in. They've transformed a wonderful old house into their shop, and it's full to the brim of gorgeous work from France and Africa, as well as some local artists. I meander from room to room just smitten with all the treasures there. Then there's the porch overflowing with lovely things, and a changing parade of metal art on the lawn. If you look close, you'll notice pigs, chickens, snakes or whatever Joseph has dreamed up lately, among them.
I'd noticed on their website a mention of a benefit they were involved in, to raise funds for the Autism Society of NC. Somehow, probably due to the mention of fat quarters, I'd gotten the idea that it involved quilting. After talking with Wendy, I learned it only involved sewing, which she assured me was easy, so I came home with 2 fat quarters in shades of purple, cream, blue and pink. The fabrics there are incredible, from both Africa and France. It was quite hard to decide on just two. There are directions to make the jewelry cinch bag on their website. And they are giving the fat quarters for this project free, if you'll come by the shop. Should you be interested, click on their link above for more information. If you can, get to Pittsboro, check out this gorgeous shop and join in a good cause.