Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Tonight is the last total lunar eclipse we’ll enjoy until 2010. Depending on the weather, we should also be able to see Saturn and its rings as well as Regulas framing the full moon.

Now let’s talk about the four coasters I made for Ibby
Bee's coaster swap. You can see everyone’s projects here.

I secretly lurked on Beverly’s blog to learn about her. I noticed her fondness for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s—and that’s the theme I chose.



Simply classic.



Scanned sheet music for Moon River from one of my husband’s music books; words by Johnny Mercer and music by Henry Mancini. Do you remember the scene where Holly Golightly sings this?



I love this sassy pose.



The Necklace—nothing more need be said.



Each picture was printed on fusible fabric and backed with a black-and-white print. I felt pearls would be perfect iconic embellishments. These are real pearls, not fake. I bought them at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show two weeks ago for this project.



Kristie gave me some tiny white beads and showed how to attach the pearls with them. You loop the thread up from your fabric and through the pearl, then into the tiny bead, back down through the pearl, and finally back into your fabric.



An old Tiffany’s box and bag was the final touch along with a Tiffany card and envelope for writing a note to Beverly. I absolutely loved creating this coaster set.

All photos by Dub Scroggin

35 comments:

Carol said...

People should pay stand in long lines overnight to buy a ticket to be your swap partner. Honestly June, you out-do yourself with each project!

de vliegende koe said...

You don’t stop to amaze me Junie! The idea to make these beautiful coasters is so great! You are some talented lady with a great eye for concept and translating it into wonderful stuff! The recipient of the coasters will be thrilled.

meg said...

June, you are really something else. These coasters are amazing! They're also a reminder to me of the importance of attention to detail. Seriously--unbelievable.

rohanknitter said...

Wow June, those coasters are inspired! She will flip over them!!

a pink-bee said...

That is really amazing- you come up with the neatest ideas! What a treasure that coster set is :)The movie was on this morning-
Have a happy day :)
crystal
oxox

Storybook Woods said...

June, you cease to amaze me. You are so smart. LOVE it !!!!!!! Clarice

Amy said...

Sooo clever! You have broadened my whole idea of handmade coasters, I love them! You partner is going to be a very happy girl :)

Lilli said...

These are great coasters, June! For some time now I've had it in the back of my mind to get some coasters for my sister-in-law. They're using old cardboard beer coasters from a pub. I never thought about making some with fabric, though!

Thanks for the inspiration :)

hunnybunny said...

Those coasters afre beautiful. She is going to be thrilled, I can't believe how beautiful they are. My daughter was so excited about the eclipse, but we didn't get to see it. I hope you did. I guess in 2010 we'll be driving for the nearest field.

Lynn said...

June those are fantastic! Your partner for sure will love them.

see you there! said...

You put so much thought into the things you create. This set is really wonderful.

Darla

PS - I hope to see the eclipse tonight

Pat said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!
All the thought and detail that went into the coaster set is amazing.
I think Beverly will be so enraptured with it .... I know I would be! :-)

nyjlm said...

you're so thoughtful, which is such a beautiful thing.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh! You're amazing June! Those coasters are just beautiful -- thanks for the awesome inspiration and the reminder to do a lot of lurking when gift-giving. You ARE my kindness idol!

Yummers! said...

The coasters are fantastic. You've reached a new high in your creativity and craftsmanship. They are PERFECT! Love the idea of putting them in a Tiffany box. Clever!!
You help us lift our expectations through your modeling.
Love and applause,
Joni

picperfic said...

oh wow..you clever thing, these are truly gorgeous! The recipient should be so happy to see these and know they are hers!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh June, they are simply beautiful. A girl after my own heart. I love that movie and Audrey is just beautiful. I have a small handbag with her photo on the side. I'm sure your partner will be so surprised and delighted.

ellen said...

Your coasters are not only unique, but so beautiful. You are one creative lady. I know the recipient will be thrilled. These are truly "one of a kind".

Gumbo Lily said...

Lucky girl!
Those are some terrific coasters.

Jody

Jacquie said...

Oh my goodness. These are stunning! And how thoughtful to learn about your swap partner. She is going to be so pleased.

The Wooden Spool said...

ohh, thanks for the moon tip off! I'm on the look out now......thanks for all your sweet comments....I feel badly that I can't check in enough with you all, but more sick kids and now it's my turn again...what a rough winter! I'M so ready for spring!

kim said...

A-DOR-A-BUL!!!!!

Jane said...

This is so fabulous! I always forget about that special printer fabric! And real pearls...wow!

Diane said...

June, you are so incredibly creative, it boggles my mind. I truly wish I could meet you in person. The energy from your positive nature and all that creativity would absolutely be like some magic elixir. What a splendid project. Those coasters are the most unique I've ever seen, not to mention how gorgeous they are!!

I've been watching the eclipse ever since it just began to gently take a nibble out of the bottom left corner of the moon. I keep jumping up and checking on it. It's nearly at its peak right now.

Diane
Alberta Postcards
Diane's Flickr photos

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Just beautiful...and so thoughtful too. Hope you got to see the lunar eclipse. I stood out in the cold to take pictures. How crazy.

Robyn said...

What can I say! You never stop amazing me! You are darling to swap with! One day I hope we are partners in a swap! I would love to spoil you as you have done for others!
Hugs,
Robyn

Florence said...

What a fantastic idea - they are amazing! x

Mrs.Kwitty said...

They are absolutely fabulous JunieMoon---and real pearls too!! You totally rock!
Smiles, Karen

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh my! Those are absolutely perfect!
You should win some sort of prize for having the best "Total Look".

The images...the pearls...the classic black & white...and the TIFFANY BLUE BOX!
Your swap partner will be thrilled.

Kimberly :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

June, these are really wonderful, and so they capture the spirit of that movie so well. Black and white is very Audrey Hepburn too!
Your swap partner will be very pleased.

Jennifer said...

The pearls are such a nice touch. So classy!

elizabeth said...

these are gorgeous. you always seem to put so much thought and attention into the things you create. you always inspire me.

Kristie said...

They turned out wonderfully, June. But of course. :o)

Beverly said...

This is the most stunning swap package I think I've ever seen, let alone had the honor and fortune to receive! I can't thank you enough, but please know you've made me SO happy, and I will treasure these! You are amazing!

xxxxx

Piecake said...

That is fabulous! I'm enjoying browsing through all your projects. Thanks for sharing them with us!