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Juliette Lanvers
Holladay, USA
I am a sewing instructor and pattern designer living in Utah with my husband of thirteen years and our five year old son.
Interests: Skiing, Sewing, Weaving, Swimming and detective stories...
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It don't usually write about shopping much but this month for no reason in particular turned out to be filled with lovely finds. At the Jenibee show , here in Holladay I found two pairs of earrings that I could... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
As the house construction soldiers on, I do not find myself in a creative mood. More in a planning mood, as in: "think of all the things you will be able to accomplish once your sewing space opens". I am... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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This morning a friend at BERNINA noticed something pretty great... The picture of my sofa cushions as the new cover of Urban Threads on facebook. I love Urban Threads embroidery files, they come out very well on the B580, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
We finished painting the small room that will become my sewing room and for a brief instant it sat gloriously empty and light filled (Thomas installed some very bright warm LEDs) and I could imagine for an instant what is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I could hardly believe it when I got the email but I finally won a giveaway! I think after 6 to 7 years on the blogosphere it is a first. Maybe I should enter more of them! This particular giveaway... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The French interlude is over but I have not quite landed yet. I find that with the years, jet lag gets harder to combat and I spend most days very sleepy and comatose the first week home. Regardless, I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Just stopping by today to say hello/goodbye for a few weeks. Many thanks to those of you who have mailed your red scraps! I will be working with them soon. On Friday I am leaving my boys behind to fend... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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First and foremost: Thank You! I am super excited about all the nice quilters that I have reached me through email and comments to offer some of their red scraps as contribution for the Domiciles Aardwark quilt. It going to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I have liked this pattern (Domiciles by Aardvark Quilts) ever since K and I picked it up at Quilt Market in Portland 5-6 years ago. Last week I started working on the blocks with what I had on hand and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Very few of you will remember, maybe none even but three years ago I posted about my favorite sweater developping a tendency for holes which I patched up with the help of Stella Neptune cashmere bandages. You can read all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The tree farm quilt is almost all quilted and ready to be bound. It is my first quilt as you go effort and it has been so much fun. I also planned on doing things differently but realized as I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Why did I ever stop quilting? I remember another blogger, very adept at knitting that one day just decided she had knit enough or anyway blogged about it enough and didn't enjoy it much any longer. Here is her post... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I am starting to believe that when working on an arduous patchwork such as the New York beauty blocks I have been showing here, you sometimes need a slightly more mindless side quilt. Since I have made a solemn vow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
After loosing a rather long post about this little set of brass and teak flatware I will cut my losses and simply show off a few images of what is probably my 'most lucky find' of the month. Almost complete,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Since I don't want to run the risk of boring you with even more blocks from my Kaffe Fasset paperpieced marathon, I will wish you all a great weekend with a flower portrait (as the watercolor artists would say) of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I forgot to mention last week that the paper pieced blocks that you are seeing here are part of the Chrismas Pickle pattern. It's a beautiful quilt and I am enjoying working on it so far but It comes with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
All the sewing machines in the house have been getting a workout lately! a workout means regularly opening things up to clean and oil those fancy ladies. This leads me to invite you to read a small article I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The renovation of the main floor is slowly but surely moving along. We keep adding task for Thomas to undertake as we have more and more ideas for the rooms. This weekend we acquired a beautiful bed via the classifieds,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I am so happy to see that blue, navy, indigo, sapphire or in French bleu marine are back in style. It suits Finn and I best, we both look good in it or next to it... In fact I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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The new year's resolution to sew everyday is going strong, then again it has only been seven days! I wonder how long it takes to form an habit that sticks? Regardless, I sorted my stash, gave away a few more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Before I start with the meat of this post I would like to wish everyone who stops here a very "Bonne Annee". I hope you all can stick to your new year's resolution, mine is to sew everyday even if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The house I visited in Chicago was just as wonderful and warm as my friend Alice herself. She had just moved in a few months before and her furniture had not yet arrived leaving the space airy and bathed in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I am spending this Christmas day in my pj's, why? Because the French go all out on Christmas eve and then usually spend the next day at grandma's. My grandma is so achingly far away alas so in protest I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Every year Thomas and I throw a party for his entire work team and their spouses, depending on the team Thomas is involved with the number of guests fluctuates between 10 and 20. This year was on the high side... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Today's entry is just a little peek of a project that stayed for a long time merely imagined and today came to be with the help and encouragement of Lauren, she of the awesome last name. What you see is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO