Monday, December 5, 2011

My open studio sale and tea party



My sweet readers, at last here are the pics of my open studio sale, yesterday
which went really well and was great fun.....
I meant to divide this post in 2 parts but I thought you would like to see it all
at once, so there you go : 20 photos showing my studio, my creations,
some lovely customers, my great helpers and the tea party in the house.....

Mes lecteurs chéris, voici enfin les photos de ma journée portes ouvertes, hier
qui s'est très bien passée et qui a vraiment été une journée formidable....
J'avais l'intention de faire un post en 2 parties mais j'ai pensé que vous aimeriez
tout voir d'un coup, alors voilà 20 photos montrant mon atelier, mes créations,
des clients très sympas, mes adorables assistants et la tea party à la maison...

welcome to my studio !
it is separated from the rest of the house with the patio.
bienvenue dans mon atelier !
il est séparé du reste de la maison par le patio.









This is my lovely helper Nina which was in charge of welcoming the visitors at the entrance.
I made her try one of my hats for fun. Isn't she cute ?
Voici mon adorable petite assistante Nina qui était chargée d'accueillir les visiteurs à l'entrée.
Je lui ai fait essayé l'une de mes toques. Elle est pas mignonne ?

the entrance room
l'entrée

In the living room upstairs, her brothers Willie and Elliot were making and serving tea.
Here they are finishing up to set up the table with the cakes.
In the end, I didn't have time to bake what I had planned for the tea party
so I ordered 200 pink miniature meringues. Absolutely lovely but
but the problem is that they were incredibly sticky !

Dans le salon, au premier étage, ses frères Willie et Elliot préparaient et servaient le thé.

Ici, ils finissent de décorer la table. En fin de compte, je n'ai pas eu le temps de
faire les gâteaux que j'avais prévus pour le thé et j'ai commandé 200 meringues
roses miniatures. Effet romantique garanti mais petit problème,
elles étaient très collantes aux doigts !





I think everybody tried that hat yesterday ! Girls, boys and in the end,
a lovely man ordered me one slightly bigger.

Je crois que tout le monde a essayé cette toque hier ! Les filles comme les garçons

et au final, un monsieur très sympa m'a commandé une toque plus grande.

Jessica, a very cool Italian artist
Jessica, une artiste italienne très cool

and this is a gift from Maria Teresa, the haberdasher in the village.
She came with her 2 daughters and bought a few gift boxes from me.
Then she gave me this lovely scarf. I was so touched because I know she
made it herself. Isn't it beautiful ?

et ça c'est un cadeau de Maria Teresa, qui tient la mercerie dans le village.

Elle est venue avec ses 2 filles et m'a acheté quelques boîtes cadeaux.
Puis elle m'a offert cette adorable écharpe. J'étais vraiment touchée parce que
je sais qu'elle l'a faite elle-même. C'est beau, non ?


It was really a great day for me, because it gave me more ideas on how to use my studio in the future. I'm already thinking of my next event ! But just for now, I need to rest a bit because as you can imagine, this little event took a lot of time, effort and energy. Luckily I've got Monchéri and some really fantastic friends who helped me through it. Thank you so much Josiane, Pascale, Rob and Ruth !
My sweet readers, I'll be back on the blog on friday....with the chocolate and candied orange cake recipe. Again, it was a great sucess yesterday, so now I've got orders for Christmas and New Year, plus 2 fur hats for a nice couple. So it will keep my little fingers busy again !

La journée d'hier a vraiment été formidable pour moi parce que j'ai maintenant plein d'idées pour mon atelier à l'avenir. Je suis déjà en train de penser à mon prochain évènement ! Mais pour le moment, j'ai besoin de souffler un peu parce que comme vous pouvez l'imaginer, l'organisation de cette journée a demandé pas mal de temps, d'effort et d'énergie. Heureusement que Monchéri est là et que j'ai des amis vraiment fantastiques qui m'ont aidé. Un grand merci à Josiane, Pascale, Rob et Ruth !
Mes lecteurs chéris, je serai de retour sur le blog vendredi......avec la recette du gâteau au chocolat et aux oranges confites. Encore une fois, il a eu beaucoup de succès hier et j'ai maintenant des commandes pour Noël et le jour de l'An plus 2 toques en fourrure pour un couple très sympa. De quoi bien occuper mes petites mains !

pics : me

20 comments:

Joyful said...

I love it!

Blondie said...

Wow everything you make is so beautiful! I wished I could have been here to see your shop!!
Lisa

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a wonderful event Lala..........I wish I could attend! I would certainly buy one of your fetching hats, you are a most talented woman and a lovely hostess too. So glad it went well for you. Much love XO

Francesca Muir said...

LaLa how lovely this all looks and how I wish I could have been there. You have thought of everything - BRAVA. And it all looks so warm and inviting too. Rest well- you deserve it! Francesca x

Spangle said...

What wonderful photos!

Simonetta said...

lala!!! adorei tudo!!!parabéns!!!
ah, gostaria de ter ido.
estou morando aqui no nosso campo,
a menos de 200 km do rio de janeiro e a internet só chegou aqui há dois meses...rs
que bom ver tudo isso que você cria.
lindo demais.
muito sucesso sempre! beijos

aguja said...

Wow! What else can I say ... only that everything that you create has that 'perfect touch'.

And your studio is a delight.

Linda Sue said...

Oh MY! This post is gorgeous clever artsy glorious overload! WOW! Everything! Flawless and superb! Well done, Ms. Lala!
Your packaging is so inspiring- love your antler heads! Apron! and the HAT! All of it - what a treat!

Sara said...

Lala, you certainly know how to put on a beautiful show. Everything is first class and very chic. Excellently done! I'm so glad it went well too.

The Sandpit Club said...

cakes were tasty too!

violets and cardamom said...

Such a lovely studio!!

Kitty Shepherd said...

It looks lovely Lala, I am sorry I could not make it, we had a Motor bike rally ride out with the Malaga Chapter on the bikes, it was fun, a Police escort around Granada is always worth the madness.
Must catch up soon.
Besos xxxx

Carla said...

Lala what knockout studio..the light the space just too cool. Looks like a fun day even if the pink were meringues were waytoosticky!!!
Carla x

Alba said...

Encantada Lala de conocer tu blog.
Alba

Gina said...

Dear Lala, I love your studio. Thank you for sharing your delightful photographs with us. I already know about your excellent workmanship on every item you make whether it is your paper art or your beautiful aprons. I love my apron. Have never seen anything so beautifully and carefully sewn. Congratulations on your successful sale. I know how much work goes into your events.

Salome said...

Lovely studio! Besos

desde my ventana said...

Preciosa fiesta Lala,
Un abrazo

Cecilia

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I so wish you weren't so far, far away. I would have loved to have been there. So beautiful...everything.
Catherine xx

TWINGLE said...

Loved the hand made scarf and the display of aprons, truly a work of art. Thanks for the pics, great post!

Mélanie A. said...

C'EST FANTASTIQUE . J'AURAIS TELLEMENT AIMÉ VENIR T'AIDER ET SUREMENT REGARDER TES PETITES ET GRANDES CRÉATIONS ...BRAVO

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