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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...
Recent Activity
Capitol Reef National Park It was never my intention to take such a long summer blog break but my mind and hands have been well occupied elsewhere, filled with road trips, bike rides, cooking and even quite a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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Remember the big Octopus, my hand carved stamp inspired inspired by Alyssa Thomas' book under the Penguin & Fish label? you can find the full size project in the latest issue of Mollie Makes US edition. I love Alyssa's embroidery... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I ordered this factory Blythe from China over a month ago to account for shipping time, face up and new wardrobe to be completed in time for E's 6th birthday. I thought I had until the 15th but really it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I am sewing my way through the Wiksten pattern offerings. This is a bit of a bucket list/ crossing things off my sewing lists, but I feel happy to finally get through them. I really liked Jenny's blog when she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
David Austin Evelyn rose, at the show When my mother first came over to visit we gave Red Butte Garden a try, thirteen years ago. I was pretty unimpressed and failed to return until about two weeks ago. Shock and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Wiksten tank in Silk/Cotton lined in Rayon I am feeling a shift in my way of thinking about handmade clothes, it happened during the test of the Foxglove tank pattern. Being in a group of other women, seemingly excited about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Over the last two weeks I had the opportunity to sew for Lauren Dahl. She just released this fantastic high-low knit or woven tank top after a very thorough reviewing process including many sewists in all shapes and sizes. During... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
After 4 years of "I should", I finally did sew a Wiksten Tank (size xs) . The pattern is available as a downloadable now so there is no reason not to. An even longer time ago I ordered the tova... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Much sewing is happening in the new space, as I am getting to know the new B780 better. She is a big, sophisticated girl and I want to explore her menus and options as much as possible. Sewing with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Evelyne, Thomas' mom, has been experimenting with the no-knead bread for almost as long as the craze started. She went through a period during which she was using my starter and then decided to simplify and use dry yeast. Lately... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
A few more things blooming and growing to share with you from the garden. The three blooms of Queen of Sweden above, that open during the day and close slightly at night. I exchanged my not so thriving Queen of... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
(sometimes you take a picture of your house and discover you are in need of a new mailbox and a brick cleaning!) My favorite blog is a gardening blog, here I said it! Even in the winter I enjoy reading... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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Look what came in the mail! The second issue of the US edition of Mollie Makes, inside I found two articles that really spoke to me. The first one about using small pieces of vintage tablecloths, handkerchiefs and napkins to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Today I turned 36. Yesterday I felt filled with dread at the thought, but it was not necessary as it turns out. One of my dearest friends took me to breakfast and then filled my front seat with flowers from... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
You may recall that the sewing room came about when we decided to split our master bedroom in almost half. In the fifties when the home was built the rooms existed separate from each other and even included a hallway... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Thank You Lisa! I can’t wait to show it to you in person : ) I would love your red scraps, I am about to start back on that quilt again. I still need to work on the cabinet in there but I have been too busy with everything to step foot in my kingdom today! juju
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This weekend turned out to be a rather memorable Mother's Day celebration: we got sufficiently along with our house renovations to move things into the sewing room. To think that this used to be a superfluous corner of our bedroom...... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
She was born this weekend, and her hair alone (fashioned from cheap human hair extensions and then dyed red) worked my fingers raw. She is named for her many freckles and coloring, her skin tone to start with was plastic... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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Ladies! This is very exciting news: The cutest crafty magazine in the world now publishes a US edition! It launches today and should arrive in stores and in my mailbox very shortly. You can check out a sample and subscribe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The Blythe clone (Basaak) I had ordered from Thailand arrived on Saturday. I was so impatient to have her in my hand but when she was finally there it was made immediately clear what the ebay seller meant by poor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I had the oddest time shopping for tiny snaps at Joann's on Friday night. The convergence of moms frantically trying to put a last minute Easter outfit together for their daughters and the tattooed and pierced crowd of equally tardy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
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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 Apr 15, 2014 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 Apr 14, 2014 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