Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Breakfast at Tiffany's Fabric Book


So my last post left off with a little teaser before showing you the completed Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric book.  I needed to do a separate post to share the pages everyone did.
Did I mention what an honor it was to be part of this project?!
The work everyone did is just so beautiful!  This book is just a treasure for me.


Opening this package was an experience in itself.  


Laurie included a fabric bookmark made with vintage fabrics, laces, beading and of course, a key to Holly Golightly's apartment.

Isn't the cover simply gorgeous?


Our hostess spared no detail in finishing the cover front, back and inside.




The inside cover is made by our hostess, Laurie Jackson.  I love the typewriter fabric she found!
She included a list of all the participants very cleverly sticking out from the appliqued typewriter.


Terri Wilkerson's first page is a glamorous black gown with a handstitched pearl necklace, and a beautiful ribbon rose coursage.  The background features the lyrics from the song Audrey Hepburn sings while sitting at her window in the movie.


 Terri's second page is an homage to the scene when Holly Golightly's neighbor "Fred" has a Cracker Jack ring engraved for her at Tiffany's.


Lisa Stanton did a beautiful page in black velvet with a legendary image of Audrey Hepburn with hand-stitched pearls and some lovely rhinestone bling.



 Lisa's second page reminds me of the black satin dresses Audrey was so famous for wearing.
You can read her post about the project here.


My own pages come after Lisa's.  You can see details of them here.


Suzanne's page is the quintessential Tiffany Blue package tied with a white satin ribbon.  Oh how I have hinted for one of these packages for Christmas over the years!!  Maybe someday I'll send it to myself, or maybe it could be an idea for another kind Breakfast at Tiffany's swap!  Hmmm.... ;)


Suzanne's second page has such lovely detail with rhinestones added to the photo of Audrey and then the gorgeous chandelier!




Laurie's first page features some vintage loveliness with the vintage lace doily and the pretty dress fashioned from pink lace on a satin striped background.  I need to rephotograph the edging on the page which has a very pretty pink lace ruffle.


Laurie's second page features beautiful vintage buttons, pretty lace and ribbon and a quote from the movie: "You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you."


These are perfectly lovely earrings!  How could they not be if they are sparkly vintage buttons?!


Linda McMillin's page is fabulous!  I love the skyline done in Tiffany blue, the satin gown silhouette and of course, cat nearby.  The beading details for the windows are such a lovely touch.


The second page has lots of images from the movie scenes and is titled "Breakfast at Tiffany's Remembered."  I love how colorful this page is.


Tami Hacker's page features a photo of Audrey Hepburn and lots of rhinestone detail.  Can a girl have too many rhinestones?!



 Tami's second page with lyrics from the Moon River song, also has a beautiful rhinestone button and ribbon flower.  You can read Tami's post of this project here.


For the inside of the back cover, Laurie found this fabulous fabric in just the right shade of blue!  Isn't the little button kitty so cute?


Laurie's back page features a silhouette, vintage laces and beautiful buttons--she's a button collector and you can read more about it at her blog Button Floozies.
Laurie really went above and beyond in putting this book together.
I can't say it enough how happy I am to have been part of this project.
And...
The best part is...
We got published!!!!!!


We each made an extra page for Laurie to use in a special book to submit to Somerset publications in the hopes they would publish our project.  After weeks of waiting, Laurie heard back from them.  The fabric book was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery magazine.  
Sadly, my pages were not photographed, but I still have my name in print!  That should give me some bragging rights, don't you think?
*Sigh*...I'm a Tiffany Girl!
Laurie made these fabulous tags to wear when we attended Birdsong 3 at Karla's Cottage.  More on that coming soon.


This post is dedicated to the memory of Linda McMillin, a fellow Tiffany girl I didn't get to meet in person but who will always have a special place in my heart as a kindred creative spirit.

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