Thursday, November 11, 2010

For the love of Vintage Gloves...

You know I'm crazy about "Fat Books" right?

Well this one indeed is NO exception!!!!

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Fat Book = A book made of fabric, bound by ribbon and embellished with every bit of FabUlousness known to mankind.

oooh, did I say FabUlous? Yes, I did!

Only ONE girl comes to mind when I say FabUlous and that would be none other than the hostess of this beautiful swap...

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(insert Hollywood lights here)

~ Miss Sandy Navarro of SMN Designs ~

Sandy gathered several girls together and I have to tell you...we totally made some magic with vintage gloves!!!

There were eight participants and each participant made eight embellished fabric pages consisting of a vintage glove in the theme of "Fall".

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Once complete, each participant mailed their 8 pages to Sandy.

She then created the covers, inserted a fabric page from each participant, bound  them together and mailed a completed Fat Book to each of the eight participants.

Sounds easy enough right? NOT hardly!

Much time and effort is involved in a swap to this extreme.

MONTHS ago, Sandy contacted a select group of girls. Some agreed without a second thought and some wished they had the time, but declined. After gathering all the participants together through ongoing emails, she set a deadline for returning the pages to her.

Do you get the picture of how much is involved in a Fat Book swap? If so, let's carry on so we can appreciate the beauty in the details...

Opening the book was simply amazing...

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The first page was from

 Sandy Navarro (hostess)

front...

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back...

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Page Two...

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Charlene Gray

front...

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back...

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Page Three...

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Sandy Marotti

front...

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back...

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Page Four...

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Pam Kern

front...

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back...

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Page Five...

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Jodie LeJeune (Moi)

front...

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back...

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Page Six...

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Sarah Huckman

front...

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back...

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Page Seven...

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Joy Campbell

front...

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back...

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Page Eight...

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Karen DeCapite

front...

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back...

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The rear cover...

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Just FabUlous!!!!

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It's all in the FabUlous details.

Look what Sandy attached to the front cover...

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She asked for a childhood photo and I sent her a photo of me when I won QUEEN of the Harvest Festival back in the late '70's.

If you look closely, there IS a crown on my head!!!

{{okay. they picked my name out of a hat}}

But really...who cares "how" they picked me, they picked ME! right?  ;)

Sandy, along with all of the other girls, did a wonderful job and I'm so excited to be a part of this FabUlous Fat Book!!!!

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I would like to be excused for now...

I'm going to run my fingers over all of the embellishments and textiles AGAIN!

:)

40 comments:

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Jodie ~
That is absolutely
gorgeous and amazing !!
What a fun fat book
project !!

xoxo
Lori

trash talk said...

Wow, it's almost like a F.B.I. fingerprint kit. Everyone's individual style is so well represented. I could pick yours, Pam's and the Littlest Mermaid's out of a line up...it's so y'all!
Debbie
P.S. You were the "Cream Of Corn"...how cool!

BEAR's Mom said...

W.O.W. this is AWESOME :D
such detail from all the ladies...
yours is fabUUUUlous dahling...

nice crown :D
i'm still trying to get that email thing to work...grrrrr...

~victoria~

Linda M. said...

Jodie, It is so beautiful, thanks for sharing all the pages. I bet the hairs on your neck stand up when you hold it in your hands. Imagine too all the women who wore the gloves before you all created these awesome books.

vintage girl at heart said...

Goodness Gracious..yall are some talented ladies!! Loved all of the embellies and everyone's own style coming through. Love how you stuffed your glove?? I need to go back enlarged the photos and look again and again!!
Blessings~

Jan said...

A gorgeous fat book and the gloves are a real treasure :)

Geralyn Gray said...

Beautiful and talented women you all are!!!!

Theresa said...

GORGEOUS! I can't believe so much beauty, similar but totally different! I don't know how you ladies find the time to make all of these pretties! Enjoy your day with your FAT BOOK, HUGS!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That fat book is indeed fabulous, Jodie! I think I would have had a hard time parting with so many pretty gloves, especially since I do have only two pair, lol. Vintage gloves seem to be another item that is harder to find over here, sigh. All the girls did a fantastic job and I can't blame you for your wish to run your fingers over all the wonderful embellishments and textiles again. Have fun :-)!
xoxo,
Julia

Suzann said...

How sweet to be invloved with such lovely creative women.
The book is beautiful!!!
Suzann

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I think it is amazing. I would love to try that someday....cuz I would love to have a book!!

red.neck chic said...

You know... I come over here on a daily basis... and on a daily basis I think to myself, "self - you've gotta go in to Jodie's house and take off with everything she owns.".

Good GRIEF that is GORGEOUS!!!

Kathy said...

Such beauty -What a lovely book to get lost in and let the imagination run free

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Every single detail of every page is amazing! What an heirloom!

victorian parlor II said...

Wow! That book is fabulous! I love all of the beautiful gloves and embellishments! I hope all is well your way-I've missed visiting-your blog always makes me smile! The annual ghost tours kept me pretty busy throughout the month of October.

Blessings dear friend,

Kim

BTW, Kramer says 'meow'!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, Jodie, what a creative and beautiful idea! I have never seen such a thing before. You are so awesome.

Kathy

vintagesusie & wings said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Miss Jodie!! My question is, do the ladies make a page for each of them so they all get a Fat Book?? I'd have a hard time parting with that beauty! LOL
Thanks for sharing it,
Smiles,
Susie

Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

FabUlOus does not even begin to describe that!!! How fun and what a treasure! I love it all!!! Especially the pic of you with the crown! Too cute!

Robin said...

WOW! I can't imagine how great that book is to look at and touch!! Amazing work by all involved and a tresure that will last a lifetime.

Hugs,
Robin

A Vintage Chic said...

Wowie wow, Jody! That's just so GORGEOUS! Love all the individuality shown in the pages...stunning!

Thanks for sharing your treasure...

Julie

Linda Robinson said...

WOW!!!!! What a wonderful Fat book.
So many wonderful yummy elements to look at.. I am going to have to take another look!

Hope you are having a happy day my friend...

Hugs, Linda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fat is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous. Amazing what everyone was able to create. I would definitely be looking (and fondling) it over and over again. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Dorthe said...

You run your fingers over this fantastic fat,wonderfull gloves book, dear Jodie,- FANTASTIC pages, yours and the others,---all so full of beauty...What a great and big work, have been done form all ogf you, sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

Gee Jodie you run with an amazingly talented group of women!! That is a true work of art!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Jodie, wonderful swap. It is magnificent. I love the fun things one can do with gloves -- I made a doll & clothes out of old long leather gloves when I was a teen. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful book!
Have fun this week,
Marilee

Sandy Navarro said...

OMG! You opened the freak'in box in record time, Woman! This will go down in Jodie history!! Totally thought I was gonna have to come down there and beat ya with a gator tail!! I know ya'll should have rec'd the books by now but haven't heard from anyone so I was just gonna wait a bit longer. So glad you like it; it was so fun to do but now I'm toast! No more swaps or major projects for the rest of the year for me; I'm on break.

Love ya!

Vicki said...

WOW! This thing is absolutely beautiful! I love your page, especially the back. Love those dark colors and how they contract the white gloves. What a talented group you guys are...wish I could study it and touch it! Hope you are having a great week!

billi said...

how COOL!!! I love the way so many elements were incorporated. Now I know what I can do with a pair of gloves I've been holding onto.
thanx for the inspiration : }

Home and Heart said...

Absolutely stunning!!! What amazing creations!

Gail said...

The project is beautiful on so many levels- the finished pages, the individual items-embellishments, the idea of working on a project with friends. Beautiful
Carolleegail

Linda said...

Wow, you all just continue to amaze me with the amount of detail that goes into your work!!!! I just don't have time for such creativity, though mine comes out in different ways. ;)

Gloves... always remind me of my Mom. She always wore them to church in the 1960s and I still have a few of her pairs, that Sarah played around with when she was a little girl. Actually, I too remember wearing dressy gloves to church as a little girl. So cute and pretty.

Have a great weekend,
Linda

Curtains In My Tree said...

I know which book I am using for my fat book project. I tell you there is so many fun things to do now days I can't keep up.I almost have the studio ready since the paint job.
Thanks for showing those favulous books.

Janice

Patti said...

These are all so very unique and beautiful. I love all the colors. Gorgeous !
Congratulations to all of your participants.

LizlovesVintage said...

All I can say is WOW! What a collaboration. What a good idea! Ty for sharing. Hugs, Liz

Robin Sanchez said...

WOW what a great book. It turned out beautiful and such talented artists!!

Robin

The Rusty Teapot said...

Hi Jodie! This is just beautiful! How on earth do you find the time to do everything? How long did it take you to make your pages? I got excited when i actually completed a TAG on the day i started it lol.Great pics,Thanks for sharing xXx

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Each page is so beautiful, Jodie! I'm kicking myself hard. I had my annoying computer problems at that time, and ugh. Just ugh!
I meant to ask you- did you play with the Silver Bella girls this year?

Heidi Meyer said...

WOWZERS!! Such divine decadence makes my heart skip a beat! {LOVE LOVE LOVE!} xoxoxo Heidi

amy~ the gypsy chick said...

oh my, that is gorgeous!!!! you can tell just by looking at it how much time & love went into every page.

xoxo
amy
{{p.s. i would totally pick you to be my harvest queen ;) !!!!}}

Debby said...

WOW!!! Jodie, this book it so gorgeous. I love everything about. I would be doing exactly the same as you, running my fingers over everything. Just beautiful.

Love the cute harvest queen photo..SWEET!!!!
Debby