I remember the first time I laid eyes on this pretty gal, it was years ago while I was reading an article in Victoria magazine. There was a feature story and a photograph of Kaari with her sister inside of their New York store, French General. I was mesmerized at how intriguing their store looked. Well here we are years later, I have been fortunate to have developed a friendship with Kaari. She is an incredibly talented women, a true pioneer of the crafting world and I LOVE her open spirit, willingness to help and appreciation for detail.
Her shop is such a magical experience, it is like stepping back in time. It is so visually pleasing ,so many treasures to soak up and enjoy. Every time I lay eyes on this case I just can't wait to dig into i'ts drawers. Kaari is always traveling to the South of France to find her treasures so you never quite know what you are going to discover in her shop.
Even Kaari's little pixie mannequin is just darling!
While we were there Kaari was being photographed by Tak to be featured in a Japanese magazine, Giorni.
Kaari has an incredible line of fabric and paper goods. And she has published a ton of books too. She is such an amazing gal. She has such a way of throwing something together as if it was so easy and effortless. I just love that!!
I love love the photo above of Kaari and Pam, I think it is so darn cute! The photo below shows samples of Pam's hearts that she will be making at the French General along side Charlotte Lyons. Kaari will be having sign ups soon on her website.