Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Ledger - Finally!


We are a bit late in getting out our Spring Ledger this much going on around here sometimes the time slips away!  Hope you are all enjoying warmer months!

This June our new collection of Sizzix dies, The Collector, will be available at all good paper crafting and scrapbooking stores - look for steel rule dies, thinlets, and rubber stamps
 to help you organize all of your notions.

Molly will be teaching a series of paper workshops, beginning with Sizzix 101 on Saturday, May 9th, to introduce all of our local students to the new collection.  If you have never rolled out a steel rule die, or if you are an avid paper crafter - you will
love seeing our new dies in action!  Paper fans, labels, thread winders and tags are all on the agenda...


We're off to France in June to host our yearly Chateau Getaway.  We are already planning our 2016 trips to France which will include stitching, quilting, jewelry making, weaving
and natural dyeing...all surrounded by the beautiful sunflower fields in the South of France.  Email us at if you would like to be put on our early notice list.

And finally, be sure to Save the Date for our upcoming Art of Craft event next January 20th-24th, 2016 to be held in the historical town of Santa Paula... just an hour north of Los Angeles.  After out-growing our space at French General, we decided to take our event on the road!  Art of Craft will be filled with day long workshops where you will have the chance to explore historical crafts with.....with lots of fun surprises and guests!  Sign ups open in June!

Have a wonderful, creative Spring!



Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Beautiful Opportunity Quilt

It has been some time since I have written on the blog...but I thought it's time to jump back in and write about this beautiful opportunity quilt that was made by the Napa Valley Quilters.  The pattern was adapted from our pattern, Le Bouquet Francais, and the fabrics are from the same collection released by Moda last Spring 2014.
This is called an opportunity quilt, because you actually have the opportunity to own this quilt by purchasing a raffle ticket for $1!  How amazing is that?  We have this beauty on display at French General until the end of April - please come by and see the beautiful piecing, applique, quilting and binding work!
You can purchase raffle tickets at French General during the month of April by coming in to the shop or calling us at 323 668-0488; or you can visit the Napa Valley Quilt site and purchase a raffle ticket online by clicking here.
And if you are the ambitious type, you can also purchase the pattern for this quilt - we have them in stock at French General.

Ok - I'm back in, I have written on the blog!  I will continue to do so!