Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How can it be the last day of September?

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn with it's cool air and shorter days. I, for one, am not ready for the changing of leaves and the appearance of pumkins. Too soon, say I!
September is a birthday month for our family with my sweet husband's on the 15th and our daughter, Cristina's on the 17th. Now that Cristina lives in Virgina I send little treats in the mail for her special day. I thought it might be fun to share a few of the little treasures I sent her way.
Cristina's favorite color is light aqua blue... When I was attending Creative Escape in Arizona I found the most wonderful shop, Melrose Vintage, where I found this blue birdcage which I then adorned with seam binding ribbons.

In Seattle at Nancy's Sewing Basket these little buttons were waiting to be found

And I fell in love with this pale pale blue vintage lace from the pretty and delicate. I had such fun wrapping up a package with little treasures for my SweetPea, Cristina.
My{View} with shades of light blue today. What color is in your {View}?

Friday, September 25, 2009

A delightful find...

Isn't it wonderful when you unexpectedly find a little treasure? Well that is exactly what happened to me recently. I stumbled upon the most delicious sewing store but "sewing" is truly a misnomer as this shop is filled chuck full of vintage lovlies as well as the traditional fabrics one might expect. I hope you can pay a visit to Nancy's Sewing Basket. They have one of the largest "ribbon rooms" on the west coast and it is filled with beautiful satin, silk, brocade ribbons. So beautiful.
But wait that isn't all...sweet little baskets of vintage lace are sitting on the shelves randomly placed.Oh let's not forget the wall full of buttons, again many are vintage. I found some amazing pink glass 1920's buttons. Was I ever doing the happy dance.

And look at this sweetness, little stamens to add to beautiful ribbon flowers. Some new and some vintage.
I felt like I had landed in, what a find. I came home with an assortment of beautiful silk and satin ribbon, vintage lace and vintage buttons. How delish!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Adieu sweet summer

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." -Henry James...

Oh those lazy hazy days of summer...

Yes fall must come and the leaves will turn to fancy gold and red, but as for me I shall cherish this last glorious moment!Catherine

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Words for the weekend...

Rhonna Ferrer, one of my favorite designers, is featuring The {21} Challenge on her blog...

In Rhonna's words:
"1. The 21 days of habit with
2. Art journaling I love and
3. Have daily motivational quotes that will kick me in gear."

I totally need the word "energy" as I plan to craft, and create this weekend. I am working on my Silver Bella "Holiday Fat Book" swap and my "Marie Antoinette Treat Bag/Box" swap as well. Using lots of lovely fabric, vintage lace, buttons, and beautiful Midori paper and ribbon. Will post photos soon, there in the word "energy" is of great
Enjoy your week and may your {View} be beautiful


Friday, September 4, 2009

What a ride....

Finally home from Arizona where I attended Creative Escape!
What a blast, so exhilerating, fun filled and inspirational. We had a wonderful group of teachers this year and the projects were simply amazing. Here are a few photos... In Marah Johnson's class
we created a lovely box filled with 12 little chipboard books. We worked with glimmer spray as a paint, over flocked paper, way cool.This is the inside of the box with all the little books so nicely decorated and organized. One book per month, what do you think?
A real favorite was Tim Holtz's
amazing project. A tiny suitcast filled with a grungeboard journal we made with tickets, altered floweres, metal charms. Just too cute for words!
And take a look at Carol Wingert's project...oh la la.
Paper architecture, a wonderful pyramid stucture with a place inside for a special treasure.
My heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing teachers, volunteers, and gal pals I met. I hope to post more projects as I finish them...LOL but also need to get busy on my Silver Bella swaps, oh my.
My {View}