I’m not sure if you noticed our absence this summer, but we closed for a couple of weeks, for a well deserved break. We drove to Europe for a summer road trip around
France and . Italy
It was an incredible, we covered over 1000 miles and too many toll roads. Each place we visited I tried to hunt out crafts or crafts familiar to that region. Here are our best bits.
|Our first stop was the Loire Valley. A region of wine and Châteaus. The largest château in the region is Château de Chambord, we popped by for a nose, the place is immense.|
|Inside we found needlework, tapestry, pottery, millinery,|
|stone work, sculptures, artwork etc.|
I was smiling from ear to ear when we arrived in Nice, as luck would have it we stumbled across a flea market and our hotel was next door to a pokey little fabric shop, which stocked the best retro fabric and prints, I was in love!
|The last stop of the French leg was |