Showing posts from September, 2012

It's time for Breakfast at Tiffany's

All the contributors have received their Breakfast at Tiffany's Fabric Page Swap books so now I get to show you what has had me so pleasantly diverted these last weeks!   You might experience picture overload from this post, but I promise you'll enjoy it! If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you know how enamored I am of the film starring Audrey Hepburn.  There is so much there to inspire! This summer, as I worked on my own pages and the front and back covers, six friends from Colorado to North Dakota were working on their contributions. Then, a couple of weeks ago, packages of pure delight began arriving! Every one contained fabric beauty as marvelous as the last! When all six pages arrived, I had the joy of binding them together with my own page and covers! I am so pleased to show you this beautiful creation! I mailed it out wrapped as so: A for Audrey Every cover was the same base of vintage Tiffany blue fabric with pale

The sharing of stash

I have such great friends.  They are always so generous with sharing their crafty stash!   Jeanelle won a destash auction on eBay and shared with me...feast your eyes on all the goodies!  When she offered me these beautiful mother-of-pearl, carved buttons I could not turn them down! Plus embellishments, stamps and a stamper! When Tami set me her Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric book swap pages, she included this gorgeous pendant that she made for me! And the photo doesn't do justice to this amazing black velvet clutch Terri sent with her pages... Can you see the pearl detail on the clasp? And the lovely gray satin lining (swoon)? And look at all the goodies she included... inside this ADORABLE Tiffany cloth bag was this blingy necklace! Suzanne's pages came in this to-die-for little round hair dryer case (remember those?) She embellished it with pearls, ribbon, and a Tiffany-blue satin ribbon with cut out Breakfast at Tiffany's mo

Catching up on junque, and stuff

 Junque: enamel pitcher, slip straps, and McCoy...  ephemera...  and this fabulous needle case! 1,000 of them!  Who would need  that  many, in that era (I'm thinking late 1800s/early 1900s)? Look at this beautiful pendant I just had to have; I bought it from my friend Kathy. She makes the most wonderful stuff; I wanted the number "9" for September since it's my birth month, and I have been wearing it ever since! See?  Honestly -- I debated whether to post this photo of me at Rebecca's house for my birthday dinner.  (Why, yes, that  is  a hulking glass of wine and two pieces of cake on the plate in front me.)  But -- don't I look happy? Speaking of my birthday:  Angela  sent me this adorable spool creation! So clever -- she made it from beautiful old wooden spools of thread!  In other news: have you noticed that Ebay is turning out to be a good source for cheap ephemera again? I got this lot for just $5 and change, i