Monday, September 14, 2009

French General

If you haven't discovered French General, please, let this be your introduction. Part craft store, part notions store, part fabric store, part jewelry store, part bookstore, French General is likely to have something for everyone. Hence the name, French General.

Located in California, French General is owned by designer and writer Kaari Meng. Talented, inspired, and inspirational, Kaari Meng has been delighting her readers for years, both through her blog, "The Warp and the Weft," and through her many books--Home Sewn, The French Inspired Home, French Inspired Jewelry, and A Shop of One's Own, just to name a few.

In addition to books and a product line, Kaari Meng/French General offers workshops, is available for special events, and will soon be hosting a getaway at Chateau Dumas in the south of France. For more information on French General just click here to visit their website.

If you've visited French General or are familiar with the books or product line, please share!


  1. I love "The French-Inspired Home." It has recipes for cleaning solutions and about a million great suggestions and pictures. I also have the "Home Sewn" book but have never made anything from it. Didn't know about the blog, but I'm glad to now.

  2. Merci, looks fab.

    Am going to take another picture of Babette tomorrow and will get back to you with the information on the dress. It is really, really adorable. She has some great things.

    A demain.

  3. Et voila,

    As promised, the info on the dress Stephanie was wearing last week: It's silk (I think I said that already), from Stella Forest, comes in sizes 36 to 44 and in Babette's boutique, Cote Rue, is priced at 185 Euros.

    Let me know if you need more details.

    Best regards,

  4. Mille merci, Tish!

  5. Genius post, absolutely brilliant ! Loving your whole blog. Thank you & best wishes...