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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005 01:05:29 AM »

i don't really do crafts involving fabrics (i'll buy a sewing machine one day, but now... it's just too expensive), but maybe the fabrics sold in france are of better quality Smiley
anyway, you may be able to find cheaper fabrics outside of paris, on those big prefabricated stores in the commercial zones with stores such as Gifi, La foir' fouilles... (tell me if i'm not making myself clear).
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005 02:57:04 AM »

Thanks for the ideas on cheaper fabric.  I haven't heard of those stores but I'll definitely be on the lookout!

Where do you get your crafty supplies?  After 2 years here I've only found a few things at Carrefour but I know there is more out there!
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005 03:38:28 AM »

Have you ever tried Loisirs et Créations? Bet you won't leave the store of there empty handed!  Wink
It's often a little on the expensive side though - but it can give you plenty of ideas.
One of the Gibert Joseph stores on the Bd Saint Michel is devoted to crafts.

I aslo discovered a VERY nice crafts shop and workshop only last week. Rue Saint Ambroise in the 11th arrondissement. Just across the street from the LNS "La Gare des boutons", which is 30 rue Saint Ambroise.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005 02:19:51 AM »

pokemom -> i've written a post higher about all the shops i go to. which crafts are you into?

by the way, if everybody here speaks french currently, why not continueing this thread in french, right?
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005 02:48:30 AM »

... Mercredi, btw is there a special meaning behind "being a llama ?" Parce que je ne sais pas ce que ça veut dire, moi...!

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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2005 02:15:54 AM »

Great!  Thanks Mercredi and E-zabelle for the names of the craft stores.  I mainly sew but there's probably no craft I'll pass up.  And I just found out today I was too late to register my children for the Centre de Loisirs this summer... .SO we will have a CRAFT FIELDTRIP!  I will teach them that CRAFTING WITH MOMMY IS FUN!!!  They will have to repeat this 100 times to ensure the festivity.

Alors, nous pouvons essayer d'écrire en français mais tu dois excuser mes fautes!  Je peux te dire que tu parle meilleur anglais que je parle français.


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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2005 01:54:59 PM »

i know but two years ago i had a blast in montmartre...as for the negotiating, I LIVE FOR THAT...can't negotiate in walmart, now can you?!
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2005 01:58:01 PM »

I agree! How not to love haggling at Montmartre  Wink I treat myself to a trip there... every now and then... when i've deserved it!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2005 01:41:26 AM »

prunille : except that "being a llama" means "être un lama", j'en ai aucune idée Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2005 08:11:23 AM »

I didn't know you could haggle at Montmatre!  I guess that's not something they would post on the walls though. 

And how do you haggle the fabric?  Do you ask them before they cut it if you can get a better price?  The places I went to one person would cut it and then another person was out the checkout counter.  I need tutoring!
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