Friday, July 12, 2019

JEALOUS MEALOUS: Cette Petite Maison Products With Provenance





Carol-Ann Van Blerk, a maker and crafter of all kinds of things, is the owner of Cette Petite Maison. This french term means this little house. Carol-Ann embraces a simpler lifestyle and her products are always created with sustainability in mind. She offers a small range of not only her items at her website boutique, but also products grown and harvested locally by neighbors and friends.  You can see the reason for her tagline, Products with Provenance.

Organic Lavender Lip Balm from Cette Petite Maison
Her lavender and rose lip balms, Aromatherapy for Lips, are made with beeswax and coconut oil. She also kindly shares a recipe for anyone wanting to make their own.
French Saffron 0.5gms
Cette Petite Maison's French Saffron
For the foodie and crafter, Carol-Ann is offering pure saffron threads harvested and dried by St├ęphanie and friends. Saffron is a key seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine in use for over three millennia. One of the world's most expensive spices by weight, saffron consists of stigmas plucked from the vegetatively propagated and sterile Crocus sativus, known popularly as the saffron crocus. ~Wikipedia~

Hoop Art - Vintage French Doily
Carol-Ann Van Blerk's Embellished Embroidery Hoop Craft
Carol-Ann loves vintage lace and buttons, and has been applying them to decorated embroidery hoops. This one features a vintage cotton doily backed with blush-coloured vintage Silk. She also added a scattering of vintage French mother-of-pearl buttons. Hang this handcrafted decorative piece with the attached hand-dyed silk ribbon. This is the smallest of the hoops that she is currently offering.

Ooooh Beads

As a ceramics crafter, Carol-Ann also makes lovely handmade lampwork beads, beading supplies and equipment. She has put that production on hold, however, so that she can concentrate on making other things.

Ooooh Beads


Am I jealous of Carol-Ann's crafting and designing? Jealous mealous! I admire all that she does! I do wish I could spend time firing handmade beads in a large, home-studio kiln, but I do many other satisfying creative things.




Ms. Van Blerk lives in deepest, darkest, rural France with a couple of horses, a dog and 4 cats. She says, I try to live a simple, responsible and sustainable lifestyle. Visit her websites, shops and social media pages to see more of her beautiful work and products via the links below.

Earring Hoops, Lampwork Beads, Earring Pairs, Slider Beads, Turquoise Beads,
Ooooh Beads

Carol-Ann's Websites: 


Cette Petite Maison  https://www.cettepetitemaison.com/

Ooooh Beads  http://www.oooohbeads.com/our-story 




Shops:


Cette Petite Maison Boutique  https://www.cettepetitemaison.com/p/blog-page.html

Ooooh Beads http://www.oooohbeads.com/ 

Ooooh Beads Etsy  https://www.etsy.com/shop/OooohBeads



Social Media Contact:

Ooooh Beads Facebook  https://isn.page.link/jteR

Cette Petite Maison Facebook  https://isn.page.link/qc4y
  

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