Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Most Wonderful Surprise

When my friend Laurie told me to be on the lookout for a package from her, I assumed it was something to do with a swap project she's hosting or that she was sharing a little packet of goodies.  When the package arrived, I was overjoyed to find that she'd sent me one of her beautiful fabric books! 

Of course, I have to share every page, because each one is more wonderful than the last.  The cover is a beautiful 70s print with a sheer overlay.  It's trimmed with the loveliest shade of seam binding. The little pink daisy ball is a darling addition.
The second page has a pocket made from a beret label from French General and trimmed with beautiful vintage tassel fringe.  Tucked inside is an ornate vintage initial form.  The third page has lovely embroidery and is trimmed with crocheted lace and flowers.
Pages four and five feature lovely flowers, buttons and lace trim.  I love the cottage print, and the flowers on the opposite page tie in nicely. 
Page six has a delicate fringed doily with tiny flowers embroidered in the center.  The opposite page has beautiful pink trim (sorry you can't see it better in the photo) over a pretty floral print, topped with a gorgeous vintage millinery flower.  Love!
Just look at this beautiful varigated peach doily. I love how Laurie filled the spaces with buttons.  The next page is patchwork with lace, buttons and even a tiny steamboat - so cute!  She also tucked in a card of pretty buttons.
 The back cover may be my favorite.  I love the combination of the delicate daisy lace, the melon-color plaid with the tiny embroidery, and the blue and white rick rack trim. 

You can see better photos on Laurie's blog, Indulge Your Shelf

I've only made one fabric book (for a swap, seen here.) I had intended to make more but other things came up.  Now that I have this beauty in front of me for inspiration, I'm anxious to pull out my stash of linens and get to work! 


  1. I read about this on Laurie's blog and couldn't wait to see the whole thing! You must have been jumping up and down with excitement! Just beautiful...

  2. Oh, you're making me blush. I'm *SO* happy to have friends like you who love this kind of stuff as much as I do! (You were the one who originally inspired me to try one of these books!)

  3. LOVE the book your friend sent you!