hello out there!
sometimes I wonder if you're all still there, or if you've given up on me, thanks to my sporadic posting of late.... sigh....busy, busy days...
my list is getting shorter though and I have only two "have to do"s left
my other list, the "want to do"s is getting awfully long and I have finally taken to writing things down (now that I am learning to sketch!) in the hopes the ideas can be saved until there's a little more time
in the meanwhile, here's a look at what's been keeping me occupied lately...
Deb of The Mosaic Magpie and I decided a while back to do a little swap, just between us
so we agreed I would a book for her and she would make a pebble for me
her book is on it's way
so now I can give a sneak peek
except what you're seeing is mostly photographs of a book I made for myself!
i found out early on in meeting Deb that she also had a "thing" for Coco Chanel
which became the theme for the book I wanted to make her
and I thought it would be nice to make one for each of us; twins, but not identical
the fabric on the front cover is fringed in deference to the fringe on Chanel's iconic jackets
the spine detail features a vintage French key, vintage sewing notions, pearl buttons and vintage crystal buttons, all relating to garments
Chanel and her pearls,
with some other bling for good measure
did you know she was the first to combine gems with costume jewelery to create stunning, affordable necklaces, bracelets and earrings?
the first to offer a gift with purchase?
(Chanel No. 5 parfum vials to regular customers before the perfume was available for sale)
papers in black, pink, grey, taupe
vintage French woven ribbon
and lots more!
so this is my book - Deb, yours is on it's way!
speaking of mail, I was the lucky recipient of a little package from Sherry at Creatology
she made a little heart like the ones I showed several posts back
except Sherry made it smaller still and I am loving this tiny size
and it's filled with the heavenly scent of lavender
and several weeks ago, I won a collage from Suzy at Suziqu's Threadworks
i love, love, love this doily!
Suzy used the same image on the card as she did on the collage
I've never seen anything like this - so beautiful, and rich in detail
Suzy is a master at this, just look at her blog and you will see...
Suzy, it's simply beautiful and I love it.
Thank you for such a generous gift!
the last thing I have to crow about is crows
today I was going to my favourite antique shop in search of a wooden box
when, walking down the alley, I felt something hit me on my shoulder
I thought it was a June bug or something and when I reached up to crush it off....
the nasty crow pooped on me!
I looked up and there he was, perched on the wire, squawking and fussing,
while down below I took care of the fuming