Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pretty Posie

A couple of months ago I had a new customer in my shop who ordered an armload of ribbons and trims. Her name was Posie. Isn't that a great name? Her spirit and enthusiasum (even through the internet) was infectious, and I couldn't help but think "Now why doesn't this gal live next door?"! She was recently back, and like your very best girlfriends, left me with a smile. This time I asked more about her shop and what she did with these goodies she was aquiring, she told me about her lovely bags. I buzzed on over to her shop and took at look at her wares. She does the most amazing collaberations of new and vintage items to make heirloom quality bags. I asked her to drop me a line when she used some of the new trims she bought from me so I could see them in her creations. She recently sent these photos to me, and I was just blown away! I saw no traces of the raw ribbons and trims she purchased from me in this glorious victorian inspired bag. After reading further in her description I was able to pick them out, but it surely proves that artistic vision has no limits. I have seen many beautiful things in my minds eye when looking at the same lovely trims but never have I seen them in this beautiful light. Thank you Posie for sharing your inspiration with me :o)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Felt Flower Fancies!

I sell these amazing fluffy wool felt flowers, in a rainbow of colors, in my shop. I have used them on clothing, hair clippies, aprons, and many other pretty petal crafts. I recently had a customer of mine purchase them and excitedly exclaim "they will make beautiful jewelry!" I had visions of 70's style flower power chokers and brooches. Kelly over at came back over for a visit to my shop and mentioned she had some of the jewelry up in her shop. I had to jump on over a visit.........I was shocked! These were GORGEOUS chic necklaces, earrings and hair accessories! They are classy, elegant and very hip. she has an eye for color and the ability to mix the most unexpected elements to come up with the freshest designs! Three dimentional with lush colors these jewelry pieces are sure to stun! Head on over to check her out and be sure to tell her I sent ya!