Charleston Farmers Market Treasures (Every Saturday, April 9 – December 18, 2011)

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Charleston Crepe Company click pictures for website

Visit Chez Mukweto for this Strawberry Cheesecake Crepe recipie!

One thing that I don’t take for granted is great food!  The best Crepes that I’ve had in the US are located downtown here in Charleston, SC.  I’m hungry just thinking of this place!  Growing up my mom would try new recipes on us and one that stayed with me from childhood was her Strawberry Crepes.  Her version was the desert crepe recipe with a cream cheese and strawberry filling.  Last year mom and I were in Paris and I had my first French Crepe!  I learned that I had been folding it differently!  Thanks Steff for telling me the best ones are right outside the Notre Dame!  One day I hope to go back with my Mister!

 

OK, so Charleston Crepe Company!!! They are only at the Mount Pleasant market on Tuesday and Charleston Market on Saturdays. My favorite is Banana, Nutella and walnuts!  Plain lemon juice and sugar is good, as is fresh fruit and sugar! Have you made any lately or what’s your favorite?  Check out Charleston Crepe’s savory ones!

Charleston Crepe Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My other great find were these super cute Handbags.  Add Libb Designs have been seen in local Carolina publications and even  in Southern Living.  I love her selection of vintage and home decor fabrics.  Libby had her workshop set up at her booth.  It was great to see her cutting and creating her clutch forms and use such great creativity.  Her quirky handles and jewel appliques are very fun and sheek!  She accepts orders for Bridesmaids gifts customized to your wedding colors.  These bags would be great Birthday or Christmas gifts!

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Here’s a sneak peak!  Check out Add Libb Designs!

The Fabrics of my life

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Bliss Studio Pillows

BLISS HOME PILLOWS
I am so drawn to mix matching fabric patterns.  This craving to mix match was destined to be.  I never matched when I  dressed myself for Middle School.  I was “that girl”  that would wear faux Doc Martin boots with floral light blue baby doll dresses and probably had scrunched up hot pink socks to tie my outfit in.  I always had to explain my outfits, haa.  Thankfully that was me a decade ago.  All of that said… I am going to attempt to start sewing more pillows.  I love mix matching fabrics and pillows in our home. Once I have about 10 down I’ll put them on my up and coming Etsy shop.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find some cool menswear patters or some fun metallic fabric.  Everthing we own is mostly dark colors so in moving to Charleston, SC I jumped on the shabby sheek bandwagon and brought some color and texture into our apartment .  I even have a linen tapestry hanging and a dried hydrangea bouquet, from Mom’s garden, on our refurbished barn wood table. I’m mixing it up and trying new things!  So here’s to a hopeful fun adventure in sewing while watching Prison Break and anything Bravo.  What hobbies and shows are you taking on this fall?

Linen Fabric from Moyanne's in Lynchburg, VA

The current fabrics in my life:

Crocodile textured fabric purchased in Acton, MA                                        Menswear inspired herringbone plaid pattern ,MA                              Mod colorful silk taffeta blend curtain, Lynchburg VA

Ikea Fabric , click picture for fun cheap fabric

Imported Coffee Bean Bag .50c Building #19, Massachusetts

Waverly Parterre Porcelain Fabric

Headboard fabric is from Calico Corners. The salesman entered the wrong price and I bought 2 yards for $10.00. Elle Decor had an editorial where the designer used this fabric on two sitting chairs. *side note, I'm not finished hammering the nail heads in yet.

Shower Curtain Fabric, Cotton Gin Fabrics under new ownership and they hope to out with the old and in with the new!