Thursday, June 12, 2008

We're Busy Bees Around Here. Queen Bees, Of Course...


I love this job. I feel a little guilty even using the term 'job'. More like a dream-come-true hobby. Sort of like playing house when you were little only now its with REALLY cool stuff and I'm "required" to go shopping a lot (so I can supply you with all the latest and best, of course!).
No wonder I call it 'The Beautiful Life'! And let me tell you, there are SO MANY BEAUTFUL NEW THINGS already in and many, many more on the way!
For many of you, the 'Fabulous Fifi' needs no introduction...
Her dreamy, inspiring blog has reached near cult status! If you have visited Fifi's blog, no doubt you've fallend in love with the many, many fabric treasures her sister Sylvie creates. Chief among them are her fabulous fabric shoes! (see the photos below from Fifi's blog).
~~~ FABULOUS FIFI (on the right) & HER SISTER "SAINT SYLVIE (on left)" ~~~
This photo (from Fifi's blog) was taken during one of Sylvie'strips back here to the U.S. to visit Fifi.

(By the way, I refer to Sylvie as a "saint" because of how patient she's been with me as we decided on just which fabrics and trimmings we'd use for the things she's making for me!) :)

Sylvie lives in France and runs a beautiful bed and breakfast (when she isn't sitting at the sewing machine turning out the most incredible home accessories).

Below are pictures from Fifi's blog showing just a fraction of the many, many designs that Sylvie comes up with! The shoe haning on the front door is fabulous! The sign above the shoe says "Please Wipe Your Feet". How Perfect!!

Sylvie obviously shares Fifi's limitless energy and creativity!

SO! All this to say that Sylvie has been working on some designs for The Beautiful Life and they are almost done and ready to be shipped over to me! There will be the little stuffed "shoes" (of course) but also the long, skinny stuffed "draft-stoppers" as well as something really neat she calls "candle bags". All are made from the finest, most beautiful fabrics and will have that elegant, classic 'Sylvie' look. A little touch of French elegance straight to you from the heart of France...


Jackie said...

I'll have one of everything! WoW! Can't wait for that new stuff to come in! It's all right up my alley!

The World According to Libby said...

Hope you girls have fun tonight! Have a Starbucks or Sonics for me!
If you have too much Starbucks, PLEASE write a blog! I'd love to see what you have to say on a triple latte!
Love you!!!!

Joy said...

How exciting Ruth! Fifi and her sister have more talent in their baby finger than I do in my entire body! :) That is so neat that you will be carrying this unique line of shoes....too cool!

KayEllen said...

Just found your blog...from sweet joy:)
Just lovely.
Nice to meet you!
Enjoying flickr too.... just started a couple weeks ago.