jlthoreson

Jennifer Thoreson

Quirky maker of stuff. Lover of owls and big basset hounds. Crave creativity in all areas of life. Find me at clevergirlstudios.wordpress.com.

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Night time tea....ahhh:)
We made lemonade yesterday with the lemons handed to us 🍋😊❤️
What a fun night with this incredible cast of First Ladies. We had a sold out show at Magenta Theater for Ladies First!
Fabulous fun at Green Bean Books! We had a tea party and read a couple of stories- the little ones enjoyed it. It did take some time for them to warm up to the the Hatter....I think the outfit intimated them a bit. But once the tea, cake and gummy bears were flowing, all was well:) Madeleine is such a good sport and played along as the perfect Alice. I’ll cherish this memory always ❤️🍰🍭
Finished. And it’s not even more midnight....I’ve got at least five more minutes. I’m actually super happy with how it turned out. My fabric hoard finally paid off;)
Getting there.....18 more hours to work on it if I don’t sleep....
“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”.......oh why, oh why didn’t I start this costume sooner?
My studio helper today....some Hatter action happening.
One of my favorite finds from France-ceramic cup made by a local artist in Bayeux who had just opened her small shop a few weeks prior. I love supporting local artists wherever I go. I believe in helping to keep creativity alive and while this is just one small purchase, I hope it helps, even a little;) Thank you @morganethomassinceramique - you’re work is beautiful ❤️
Last full day in Paris. We’re pooped. Done. Can’t take another step. Humidity, crowds, and noise...lots and lots of noise. My brain is on overload.
I love books and bookstores no matter what country or language. My treasure find of the day - Alice in Wonderland ❤️
I wondered around alone yesterday (Matt & Andrew at Catacombs, Madeleine getting hair done). Peaceful and beautiful in the Montparnasse Cemetery. The Luxembourg Gardens where incredible. I had lunch at a cafe and then made it back to Airbnb to meet up with Madeleine. Didn’t get lost once:)
This only scratches the surface of the celebration happening here over the World Cup win! It’s been going solid for 3 hours....and no signs of letting up! 🇫🇷 This is only the Latin Quarter-near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysee it’s sea of people - actually, pretty much anywhere in the city is filled with people in the streets and sidewalks!
Happy Bastille Day 🇫🇷 And thank you France for FREE entry into the Louvre and Hotel des Invalides. Very full day - hot and humid and we melted.
Bonsoir Paris! This is a far cry from the quiet cobblestone roads of Bayeaux .....
Bucket list item Mont Saint-Michel: check✅ So incredibly beautiful- filled me with awe:) Feel so lucky to be on this trip seeing things I’ve only dreamed of. And sharing it all with my family is the cherry on top.
A somber morning as we visited Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Honestly no words to describe the day. I’m glad we went as a family. 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇨🇦🇫🇷
This is seriously THE biggest tree I’ve ever seen. Andrew is the near the base to give some perspective...although it’s hard to see him.
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