Way back in the fall of 2003 I was having a crappy year. My Dad had died in June, we sold our house before our new one was built so we had to move in with my Mom. I was working on a book and stressed out to the max-as a matter of fact, I was diagnosed with hypertension in October. Not a good few months. So at the start of 2004, I was looking for brighter things. One day during this time I picked up the latest copy of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion to find a small write up about French General, Kaari's beautiful store. It sounded like heaven to me! Luckily, there was a decorating box for purchase ...
And when it came, I fell in love!
As you can see it was filled with lovely treasures and wrapped so pretty ... I didn't dare use anything! Of course I did break down and many of the embellishments are in my first book. The rest I have saved in a special place in my office ... I just can't use them!
I was delighted with the announcement of her first book, The French Inspired Home,
Especially since it was published by our sister publishing company, Lark Books (it's now available in paperback for a GREAT price on AMAZON).
Which I bought (and LOVED) right away. (also available in paperback HERE)
They are without a doubt two of my all time favorite creative books!
Since that time she has authored four other books and been featured in too many publications to count, including the very first issue of WHERE WOMEN CREATE (you can purchase the digital edition here).
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Kaari in person at
THE CREATIVE CONNECTION.
We were also able to spend some time together at Spring Quilt Market, where she was debuting her newest line for Moda, Paniers de Fleurs. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Yes, she is just as wonderful in person as she is talented ...
Kaari is defiantly one of my favorite creative people!
And guess what?
This year she and Wendy Addison will be teaching two great classes for this year's TCC:
I'm taking both ... I can't wait!
Kaari's latest project is called "The Art of Craft."
It's a place where artists can connect and share ideas, plus download FREE projects!
Click HERE to sign up.
Please take a minute to visit
You'll be smitten with FG. Just like I am:)
You know what I love? GIVEAWAYS!
So guess what I've got for you?
A French General Jewelry kit!
Simply comment to this post and you're entered!
Additional entries if you:
*Join The Art of Craft
*Follow French General on Facebook
Just make sure you post separately for each entry!
I'll close out the posts on Tuesday, July 5th, so make sure you comment by then.
Thank you so much for entering the last contest.
The winner was:
Have a great day everyone!