I’m exciting to kick off the blog tour for the release of the Fleurs et L’eau – Printemps/Ete 2013 pattern collection from Denise at Voie de Vie. (You can find out more about how I met Denise online here.) Denise has been generous enough to offer a free collection to one lucky reader, so continue on for more details and your chance to win!
Confession time: I am completely ignorant of French except for phrases like coup d’etat that have been incorporated into the English language. (MC occasionally wows me with the few words of French he learned from his mother.) Luckily in these modern times, I could just go right to Google Translate and discover that the collection is called Flowers and Water: Spring/Summer 2013.
Denise’s collection is 56 pages long, and includes striking photographs taken on site at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden. Denise has structured the layout to display full page images between the patterns while minimizing the photography on the pattern pages for home printing efficiency. She included one knit pattern and five crochet patterns in the Fleurs et L’eau collection for $14.99. For those who aren’t bicraftual, or who just want to buy a few of the patterns, each can be purchased individually for $3.99 (for the Anyone for a Stroll? bag or Constellation Bracelet and Earrings) or $5.
Denise included two variations on a cardigan (one crocheted and one knit) in the collection. You can read more about her inspiration here. (It was refreshing to know that Denise finds buttons as inspiring as I do!)
From left to right: One If By Hook Cardi (crocheted) and Two if By Sticks Cardi (knit).
I’m completely in love with the Le Bateau (The Boat) Shawl.
Denise shares some of her inspiration in this blog post. It looks like it will come together quickly, be lightweight enough to throw in your purse, and warm your shoulders on a cool summer night.
And the Constellation set is also really striking.
Although I usually avoid larger earrings (well, especially now that my piercing holes have closed! – but that’s another story), I love the way this set coordinates. You can read about Denise’s inspiration in this blog post.
If you’re in the mood for a little summer crafting but don’t want to be bogged down with anything to heavy or hot, check out Denise’s collection!
Thanks Denise, for sharing a copy with me and providing a free copy to one of my readers!
Giveaway Are you ready to win your copy of Fleurs et L’eau? This giveaway is open to all readers with an email address. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 16, 2013.