Thursday, August 23, 2012

My blue heaven

I am hostessing a small swap with a few friends; we are each making fabric pages based upon one of my favorite films, Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Above, a sneak peek of some of the elements I'm using for the book's cover.
To add to my inspiration, pal Linda sent me bags full of beautiful vintage trims, buttons, and flowers via Karla's Cottage!
Wasn't that sweet?  I am in vintage heaven -- Tiffany blue heaven!
The other day, I went with Connie to a wonderful ribbon store in far off Niwot, CO.
It was the cutest little store and we were so lucky to have visited during their Store Closing sale -- the owner is retiring.
She had ribbons, trims, buttons, charms, beads, findings, and even some buttons, for sale.
 Most of what I picked up is for the aforementioned Breakfast at Tiffany's swap pages...
but I also had to splurge on some beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon and ruffled trim...sigh!
While in Niwot we had a lovely lunch al fresco...and then, on the way home, we stopped at a craft store in Denver that had vintage supplies.  It was a family-owned store that specialized in doll furniture, miniatures, and what looked to be original store stock from the 1970s!  It was like walking into the past!  So. Much. Fun.

16 comments :

Janet Ghio said...

what a yummy post. Look forward to seeing your Breakfast at Tiffany's art.

Tami Hacker said...

Excited! I am in love with your 'My Blue Heaven' pieces for our swap. I can hardly wait for our books!

Great treasures from your Niwot adventure.

Hope said...

...now this looks like a fun shopping excursion! Hope you had fun at IKEA!
XO~Hope

Linda said...

Everything is beautiful! Looks like you found some great inspiration. Looking forward to seeing the finished books.

autena said...

Love those bright colors! I too am looking forward to seeing the results of the books.

Curtains in My Tree said...

you picked up some yummy things and what Karla sent was wonderful.
I just love swaps but working 2 jobs and shopping everyday gets in my way LOL of working on swaps. I have plenty of goodies I fell like to work with

your Tiffany's items are beautiful, will be looking forward to seeing the finished products

Wendy said...

Your items for the swap look so yummy! I cannot wait to see the book pages come together. Your using one of my favorite movies as inspiration!

Gill said...

Great finds!
I love the trims!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Stunning trims! What a fun day for you! Happy creating! Jan

Kathy said...

Love, love that shade of blue and, oh my, I cannot imagine a whole store of ribbons and trims. What a fun shopping trip!

Becs said...

Aww Laurie. What a fun swap!!! And I love all your goodies. Can't wait to see the final product. Please share with us.

Cheryl said...

I adore that movie Breakfast at Tiffany's :-) Sweet! What a fun assortment of things you have to play with! Treasures everywhere!!!

Wendy Wirth said...

Love the blue color, can't wait to see your book.

Creative Wings Boutique said...

I just adore that movie and all that wonderful millinery...yummy...i bet that book will be lovely... thats one amazing swap to host....hugs

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the goodies!

Tamatha said...

Oh boy! The colors for the cover are gorgeous! I'm getting excited and anxious to see everything come together!