Confession is good for the soul, I hear. So in front of all three of you (yeah, the stats have gone up - sweet, right?), I confess to you now that I am a bit of a francophile. Yeah, that's right, I love many, many things French. I love their wine, their cheese, their food, their fashion and architecture, and the fact that no matter how much you eat in France, you always come home weighing less than you started. I also love the French aesthetic, crafty- (and other-)wise. As a nation, they have the whole whimsy thing cornered. Seriously, I think whimsical, I think French. There is a playfulness that you just don't see on this side of the pond. But the French, well, they know whimsy. Which brings me to today's hot, gorgeous, crochet alert. In the current issue of Marie Claire Idees (the favorite of many a savvy crafter, I know), there is this gorgeous handbag, in all its crocheted cabbage glory. I mean, who else in the world would come up with a lamp design like this?