Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Back from Paris with some piccies to share-though not many today because today's the day that Julia opens the doors of the crafty workrooms of the world so we can have a peek at what's going on! I've cheated a bit here as I have photos of my crafty workspace in Paris - so glad I took a little journal kit!
Everything fitted into an old video case(apart from the scissors, I didn't take much, some lettering stamped onto old pages, some glue,a small selection of pens,some scraps,an ink pad(dark blue), a small sponge and some tissue tape - with the intention of using whatever I could find in Paris!The pages were prepared before I went.
The reason I was so pleased I'd taken it was because Hubby got himself a migraine, so bad that he was totally out of action for the whole of Monday! I was a little bit adventurous and took myself off on the Metro to visit familiar places around a hotel that we have stayed in several times, but felt a little guilty about leaving him all day so went back in the afternoon and sat and played while he was sleeping!
There are a few things on my desk at home,

these goodies were bought on Saturday, on the way down from Sacre Couer! We found this amazing area with loads of fabric and haberdashery shops - well it would have been rude not to buy something wouldn't it?!
Finally - a couple of pages that I made while away

I'll be back with more when I have printed of some of the pics we took as I have left spaces for them on some pages.
Thanks for looking and "Au revoir", Chris


Lindsay Mason said...

Lovely pages and your photos make me want to go to Paris now! Glad you had a great time but what a shame about hubby's migraine. Lindsay x x

Twiglet said...

What a brilliant way of recording the fun - such a shame your hubby couldn't enjoy it all with you. x Jo

butterfly said...

Well, that's a really restrained travel stash, and you've created amazing pages with it! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time, and how lovely to get out on your own (though horrid for your poor husband and his migraine). Look forward to seeing more goodies and mementos... Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Neet said...

Lovely pages Chris, and what a shame DH was poorly. Glad you found those delightful shops near SC - I wasn't into fabric when I was there (am now) but I do remember the shops.
Hugs, Neet xx 46

Annie said...

Sorry to hear your hubby had to take a day out feeling poorly but it sounds like you had a great time away.
A x #42

Anne said...

Sorry DH was poorly. Love your pages and how wonderful to have found the fabric and haberdashery shops!!! Look forward to seeing more photos. Anne x #112

Ali H said...

Love your journal - how clever of you to pack such a handy kit ! Sounds like (apart from DH being poorly) that you had a fun trip ! Enjoy your week ! Ali #9

House of Bears said...

Your journal pages are tres bon. I wonder if there's such a thing as a crafter who doesn't take stash away?

Thanks for popping into the bears lair earlier.

patcrafts said...

So glad you had a wonderful time sorry to hear about poor DH. I feel quite envious of you it's years since I have been to Paris, I used to live there in the 60s, oh joy. Great pages looking forward to seeing more xx

Apryl said...

The journal is awesome hope the trip overall was as well :)

#11 Apryl

Renee said...

Hello..from one pearshaped crafter to another! I'm fairly new to WOYWW so this is the first time I have been to your blog...I giggled out loud at your heading! A sense of humour is a wonderful thing! Your journal pages are awesome...look forward to seeing more pics. of your trip.
Hugs, Renee #103

famfa said...

Gorgeous. Clever you taking it with you. Poor hubby. Paris ahhhhh x
Famfa (80)

Joanne said...

Doesn't that always happen, getting poorly when you want to be well. Glad you enjoyed Paris though despite poor hubby.

triciasconfetti said...

Love your pages and well done you for taking the mini kit with you. Must get my self a mini kit and then I can actually but things in a book instead of just keep squirrelling stuff away in my bag when I am a way. Tricia #66

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Looks like you had an amazing time in Paris!