Like I mentioned in the last post I wanted to show you what I made my friend Paula.
I really wasn't sure where I was going with this.
I always have to have a back up plan so I don't
get too nervous about
get too nervous about
creating anything for someone.
I had a back up plan so I could keep my insecurities in check.
It's one thing to make something for yourself it's something all together different
to make something for a friend
....and a friend with great taste and a definitive style.
Not sure why I photographed it on this wire grid but at the time it looked a little stark....
on this white wall......
but I like white walls???
I used a book cover for the base and then just added this and that.
This sweet winged girl looks sad....
but this one's ready to party
I adore the delicateness of this lace.
I wanted to make a pocket and kept wanting to use lace but still wanted to not cover all the paper underneath.
I remembered I had some odd copper wire ribbon that
I had used on a Christmas wreath. When left outside too long it
changed it a perfect old metal shade.
It always looked too bright and garish and now it was just right.
The garden trowel charms from M and J trims in
NYC that I picked up
on a trip with Paula and other gal pals.
That was a fun day trip we took a couple of years ago.
It was rainy and we spent most
of the day in the garment district.
Me and my friend Delores are button, trim and ribbon nuts so we ruthlessly dragged Paula and Ginny to every shop in that district.
Lets just say they were very patient with us:))
I think they still had fun...... despite the rain.
Poor Paula had no umbrella so she stopped
and bought one from a street vendor.
She hadn't even gotten to the end of the street and the umbrella
blew inside out and broke.
Crazy windy that day.
we ended the day having a great dinner at Becco's Restaurant.
Good food makes everything all better doesn't it?
a little wine and alcohol doesn't hurt either:)
George and I have been there a few times
and it's always incredible.
Crowded but worth it.
Aren't all good restaurants crowded?
The olives and bread sticks at the bar I could make a meal of:))
but I still find room to eat a meal.
I guess that's what I remember the most of that trip....us all sitting around a table enjoying a great meal together at a
New York City restaurant.
We were 4 girls in the city,
Kind of like the girls of Sex in the City
but not really!
we could pretend!
it was our day!
I'm joining Kathleen at Faded Charm
for White Wednesday!!!
Go say hi to her and the other participants!