French General Events & Giveaway

French General: Home Sewn by Kaari Meng
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Kaari Meng’s shop French General is an oasis of lovely linens, sparkly beads, and vintage notions all tucked away in sweet cottage in the heart of Hollywood. If you can’t get there in person, you can console yourself with her beautiful book, French General: Home Sewn. Inside you’ll find 30 simple yet stylish projects for the home created from drool-worthy textiles collected from Parisian flea markets and elsewhere. I love how the rustic charm of the projects, such as the Bread-Warming Seeded Bag for the supper table, Washing Mitts made from hemp fabric, and linen-backed Wall Hangings–and the book includes embroidery transfer patterns which add an extra personal touch.
There are a few special events coming up (in NYC, LA, and Claremont, CA) where you can help celebrate the release of French General: Home Sewn. Be sure to check one of them out soon! The first one happens next week at the gorgeous shop Tinsel Trading Co.–be sure to RSVP pronto to ensure a place in the class.
French General Book Signing & Craft Class
Thursday, November 13, 2008
@ Tinsel Trading Company
1 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
ph: 212-730-1030
Also! Chronicle Books has been kind enough to donate a French General Gift Pack for one lucky Craftzine reader! Simply comment on this post by this Friday, 12pm PST and you could receive a copy of the French General: Home Sewn book, plus the Labels & Stickers paperback and a French General Stationery Box!

256 thoughts on “French General Events & Giveaway

  1. if only i had known about french general when i lived in l.a. *sigh* this looks like just the book to sit and dream over.

  2. This looks so cool! I am in the process of moving and would love to have this book as inspiration for decor in my new home!
    Yay craftzine!

  3. I was about to say exactly what Erin said! I lived in LA for 7 years and somehow missed this store? I can’t wait to see the book.

  4. I flipped through “Home Sewn” last weekend at Borders and loved it!! The projects in it are really great, and many of them were suited for beginners (like me). Hopefully I can work my way up to the more difficult ones. Great giveaway!

  5. i love french general! i have their beading book, french-inspired jewelry and would love to add to my collection. of course, everything is just a bit too difficult or uses too-expensive materials. for now, i’m just collecting drool puddles on the pages. i’m a much better sewer than jewelry maker, so i’m pretty confident i’ll do better with this new book!
    love, sarah

  6. Oh I hope so, This would be a dream to win. *** Hoping in allows internationals as well!!***

  7. Looks fabulous! I’m already envisioning loads of beautiful handmade Christmas gifts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I just saw this in the bookstore and was very curious about it! Thanks for the review and crossing my fingers I win!

  9. I drooled all over “Hand Sewn” at my local book shop. Who wants that copy?! I promise to take better care of this one if I win it.

  10. Love French General. I am really excited because I didn’t know there was a store in Claremont. Would love the book.

  11. Wow, I’ve seen this book and its great. So many practical and easy projects!
    Thanks for letting me enter…Angie

  12. I was looking at this book today in Barnes and Noble and I love it! I barely got through the first few pages before I was whipping out my little notebook to add it to my wishlist. Such a cute book!

  13. I was flipping through this book today. The projects look great and the photos are fantastic, I hope that I’m fortunate enough to win this.

  14. WOW! It’s a great book! I have the library copy here right now. Was tickled to see it pop up on craftzine. :) Would love to add my own copy to my library.

  15. WOW! It’s a great book! I have the library copy here right now. Was tickled to see it pop up on craftzine. :) Would love to add my own copy to my library.

  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE books like this. I just mentally checked out and found a happy place looking at the cover. I got my toes crossed for this one.

  17. I would love to have this book – the textiles are gorgeous and I’m totally in need of some new projects for around the house.

  18. I’ve only recently started exploring my crafty side in a little more depth. These books would be a fantastic resource!

  19. I looked through this one at Borders a few weeks ago and almost bought it. There are some great items in there.

  20. I live to send “fun mail.” Mail that isn’t necessary, but it hand made by me or my kids, just to let friends and family know I’m thinking about them — and they can have the glee of seeing something beautiful in their stack of mail. Your stationery is lovely and timeless.

  21. I absolutely love the look of that stationery. It would be perfect for the letter writing project my best friend and I are working on.

  22. OOOOOhhhhhhhhh waving from Florida…. me, me, me. I can’t wait to dig into this book! Thanks for the chance!
    Jill C.

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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