Monday, September 1

end of summer flowers



this feels like the last long weekend of summer. already i think my roses are blooming their last wave and it is getting cooler at night. the the late afternoon sunshine has that fleeting golden glow we get at the very end of summer is here. it is wonderful for taking pictures and has a light all its own.
it is a melancholy end. i will be sad to see the flowers replaced by wind blown leaves and frost. so i have gathered a few photos to last me through till spring. . .


pink taffy crocheted flowers with mint green leaf.



one of my favorite little zipper purses. the tiny pom pom is off an old hat


a note i mailed off to a friend


these beautiful wool flowers came in the mail from cassondra! her shop always inspires me and she has the best eye for lovely things.


the page 'blossoming' from a linen book i made over the winter.


aqua blue applique daisies wrapped around an old remnant card from valarie. i nearly fainted when i unwrapped the pink tissue off and saw this. . .


bundle of millinery buds, can't wait to do something with these.


wool bead ring with silver beads and a pink millinery flower. one of the projects in my book coming out in a few weeks. i got my advance copy in the mail and couldn't believe i was finally holding my book!! i took it to art group and we made felt beads. I can't wait to make some more of these rings.

19 comments:

Michele said...

It's all so beautiful. I love the restraint you show with your palette. Hope all is well and I will surely order a copy of your book!

Heather said...

Your blog is always so beautiful and inspiring. I LOVE that ring and can't wait to see more and the book! Congrats!!

Vintage Flair said...

What a fun post....I LOVED all of the photos.
Lori

cori said...

oh your book, so exciting! can't wait to see it in person!!

Whitney Johnson said...

I loved every photo. I'm excited to get your book and try some of the projects! I love felting, so the ring is particularly exciting for me. It's so sweet, and very original!

Beth Quinn said...

as always love love everything and i can not wait to get my hands on your book !! amazing ring !!
xo,
beth

Jenn said...

As you know, I am a huge fan of your style and you are a great inspiration to me. I hope your Canadian fans will be able to get their copy too!

Candice Elton said...

beautiful as always..............Many happy summer flower wishes to you........................as i sit next to my fireplace. Can you believe this cold weather??

Maija said...

I can't wait to get your book! That ring will look lovely on my finger and that of my friends!!!

It was about 107 here today!

thegardenofpinkshadows said...

Where have I been? You hve a book coming out?? Congratulations! (how DO you do it all?)

Everything here is so so beautiful....

Enjoy those last days of summer. It has been in the upper 80's and humid here in CT the last few day and I'm looking forward to cool autumn days!

xox

Melissa

p.s. If you ever do another art journal exchange I'd love to participate!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great post!! you make the cutest things!! can't wait to get your book! so exciting!! Hope you have a really great day!!xo Britt :-)

m i c h e l l e said...

I am always SO inspired when I read your blog! Gorgeous pictures! That Cassondra...such a talented girl!!!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh my...where are my manners! I canNOT wait to get your book, Julie! Congrats again! SO excited for you and well...for me! :-)

Michele-thisgoodday said...

Your post, as always, is beautiful and inspiring. Your book is surely on my must-have list! Congratulations...
michele :)

http://lorigardner.typepad.com/this_is_me/ said...

Julie...I am so in love with my copy of your lovely new book!! I came right over to your blog to drop this happy comment...pretty little felts is simply delicious!

Jeanne said...

I just picked up your book at Barnes and Noble yesterday. It is quite wonderful! Congratulations!
xo
jeanne

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What gorgeous gifts and creations!!!!
And your very own book...how amazingly exciting!!!

M ^..^

cathyb said...

I love the simplicity of all of these - reminds me that sometimes simplicyt is what really sows the beauty in things - thanks for posting this pics - can't wait to go check all the sources out.

Paula said...

Great post with some fantastic pictures. I love summer flowers but do not have much in the ways of a garden. I tend to buy my flowers online from places such as Flowersdirect who have some lovely arrangements. Your blog has really cheered me up today, thank you so much!

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