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Introducing SHOP FRANCOIS + A Giveaway

Woohoo! Today is the long awaited day! Our collection of hand-crafted indigo-dyed & block printed tea towels are now for sale right here at SHOP FRANCOIS, just in time for Mother’s Day! (Order by 2pm CST today, and we’ll make sure it gets to you–or your mama–by this Friday!) We’re starting with tea towels in the shop and will expand into pillows, throws and other soft goods as Spring and Summer progress!

To kick things off, we’re hosting an Instagram giveaway tonight at 7pm CST! Winner will get to choose ANY tea towel from the shop. Eek–I’m excited just writing about it! Make sure to follow along in Instaland so you don’t miss the announcement, and in the meantime, peruse into SHOP FRANCOIS to decide which tea towel you’ll choose if you win! 

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Indigo Shibori Tea Towel | Francois et Moi

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New Shop & Site Design Coming May 3rd!

Shop Francois Coming Soon| Francois et Moi Hello Weekenders! I have two crazy exciting announcements that I’ve been bursting at the seams to share! Seriously, today is a good day, because I am horrible at holding these things in!

First and Foremost: Launching Tuesday, May 3, is SHOP FRANCOIS! My collection of hand-dyed indigo & block printed tea towels will be for sale right here on Francois et Moi, just in time for Mother’s Day. We’re starting with the tea towels and will expand into pillows and throws as Spring and Summer progress!

The 2nd big change, along with the shop launch, comes a new site design! The site format will be similar (still easy to navigate), but more streamlined, and a prettier version of its current self! #makeover!

New SHOP FRANCOIS Coming Soon! | Francois et Moi

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Swing by on May 3rd to check out the action. I can’t wait to show you around! Also, make sure to follow along on Instagram for upcoming giveaways & discount codes!


2 In DIY

Batik Indigo Mudcloth DIY

Handmade indigo textiles for home interiors are trending at the moment, but they’ve always been a favorite of mine, and I’ll probably continue loving them long after their time in the spotlight. There’s just something about that rich blue that I can’t get enough of!

I recently created a batik tutorial for We Make Collective on how to use the batik resist dye process to mimic the look of indigo mudcloth on lightweight cotton. The result is gorgeous patterned indigo fabric perfect for wall hangings, bedscarves, and pillows.

If you’re a We Make Collective member, head over to check out the batik tutorial + tons of  resources for indigo and other naturally derived dyes. If you’re not a member, I’m hoping to share additional indigo dyeing projects and tips right here on Francois et Moi very soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, if you want to get started right away, check out my Indigo Tea Towel project. It was one of the first DIY’s I wrote about on F&M and it’s still one of my favorites! Notice they’re hanging in the background of my new sidebar photo? I use them ALL the time!

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Batik Indigo Mudcloth DIY | Francois et Moi

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DIY du Jour: Kick Your Home Style Up a Notch with these Handmade Projects

Okay crafty babes, it’s Friday which means it’s time for another round-up of DIY du Jour projects. Yahoo! I seriously want every. single one. of these projects in my house. If only there was enough time in the day! That floating credenza from Amber Interiors is especially calling my blank entry wall’s name…and loudly.  Can you hear it? I might just need to carve out a little time for this bad boy. Hope you have a fantastic weekend everyone! DIY du Jour: Rock Your Home Style with These Crazy Cool Projects | Francois et Moi

Watercolor Wall GraphicModern Yarn Hanging | Brass Wall Sconce | Floating Credenza

Take Your Home Style to the Next Level with These DIY Projects

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37 In DIY/ Nesting/ Party/ Uncategorized

Indigo Tea Towels

IMG_0742 When the Holiday party season takes full swing,  I’m typically scrambling for thoughtful hostess gifts -something a little more creative than a bottle of wine. In all seriousness, a nice red tied with a bow is usually what I end up with, as it’s just so easy. This year though, I’m trying to think ahead. Since fun tea towels are something we don’t often buy for ourselves (but are so nice to have around), I’m thinking these little numbers might just do the trick! Continue Reading →

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