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I am a French native that has been living in Easton, Pa for 23 years. I enjoy painting, making jewelry and all different kinds of crafts. I love to sew! When I was 16, I began to make my own clothing and knit my own sweaters. As a child I was given my great grandmother's store stamp. I have always wanted to show its beauty and uniqueness, so I decided to combine it with my craftsmanship and out love and hard work created these beautiful pieces.
If you have any questions or special orders, please contact me.


Here is a story about how I got inspired:
My great grandmother, Claudine Mignot was born in Burgundy, France, not far from "La Drée," on February 21st, 1879. She married my great grandfather, Mr. Champmartin, a miner, on November 20th, 1900. She died on March 16th, 1928…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 27
  • Joined December 5, 2010

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Linen, leather, silk, cotton, beads, wood

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About

I am a French native that has been living in Easton, Pa for 23 years. I enjoy painting, making jewelry and all different kinds of crafts. I love to sew! When I was 16, I began to make my own clothing and knit my own sweaters. As a child I was given my great grandmother's store stamp. I have always wanted to show its beauty and uniqueness, so I decided to combine it with my craftsmanship and out love and hard work created these beautiful pieces.
If you have any questions or special orders, please contact me.


Here is a story about how I got inspired:
My great grandmother, Claudine Mignot was born in Burgundy, France, not far from "La Drée," on February 21st, 1879. She married my great grandfather, Mr. Champmartin, a miner, on November 20th, 1900. She died on March 16th, 1928.
I was 10 years old when I took possession of my great grandmother's store stamp. Quite the entrepreneur, she was 21 years old when she decided to open La Drée Café. Then she opened an épicerie offering spices, coffee, dry beans, and soap for the women of the village to wash clothes at the launderette.
She was an excellent French cook and baker. Every year for the Pentecost, she would bake a semolina tart with orange flavor for the whole village. My creations are a tribute to her.

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