Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pink Slippers and Marie Claire Idees

Hi:) This week a made a couple pairs of slippers to send to the Pink Slipper Project. This is always such a fun project and its for such a great cause. This is an organization that collects handmade slippers from women and groups across the country and are donated to womens shelters for women and children. Some of the ladies crochet slippers and they are so pretty. Others, like myself sew them. If you or a group you know of would like to participate please contact Joyce at You will enjoy it so much and be helping some very special people.

I spent some time at my favorite Barnes and Noble yesterday. My daughter and sweet 4 year old grandson are staying with me for the week. She is moving into a new apt. and cant get the keys until next friday. Its a great move for them, but this is a 51 year old grandma who is used to lots of peace and quiet. So I sat in my comfy chair at the bookstore for an hour. I had a gift card and bought the new bood from Tara Frey called Blogging for Bliss. I cant wait to dig into that one. I love blogging and cant wait to learn more tips and ideas. They had one of my favorite magazines called Marie Claire Idees. Its printed in France and hard to find. I have a few copies but there was a new one so I grabbed it. I cant read the french but it is full of beautiful photos and so much inspiration. I thought I would share a few here with you. Believe me this is just a tiny sample :) Have a great week. I have lots of new projects to keep me busy. Plus a 4 year old!!!


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Happy new year! Thanks for sharing the photos! They are pretty! So much fabulous ideas...I hope they give you lots of creative inspiration for the new year!

Pei Li

lisa said...


Love the slippers! They are adorable.

Love that desk in Marie Claire.

Pale Pink And Roses

sassy gail said...

Love the leopard print ones they look so much like me! You are so great to help out with such a great project.
Thanks for sharing out of the magazine to those are great ideas
hugs sassy gail

Marie S said...

Gail I think your slippers are absolutely darling.
Having a small one around all of the time is interesting isn't it.
I had no idea how much I love the silence.
Hang in there, it is a good thing they are so cute huh???
Happy Happy New Year Beautiful, may this be your best ever!!

Mary Patterson said...

Pretty pictures, Gail, and I LOVE those slippers!
Hopefully your week will go quickly and then.....QUIET TIME & productivity, too.
Mary Patterson
Mary's Cottage Treasures

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the pink slippers, this project will bring such comfort to some ladies.

The Marie Claire ideas mag looks really good and filled with such delights, thank you for sharing Gail have a good week.

Patricia said...

I never heard of that magazine but there are sure some great photos! That desk is simply gorgeous. I would love that. Glad you got to sit and browse through the books.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL...ohhh I remember the days of four year olds ! To have 1/16 of the energy they do, sigh.

The slippers you made are beautiful!


Marie said...

Hi Gail,
Your slippers are adorable and the photos from Marie Claire Idees are awesome.
I'm glad April found an apartment, and that it is, as you said, a good move for her. Now Granny can rest easy. Well maybe starting on Friday.
Have a good week.

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Your slippers are so pretty, especially the pink ones (I am a little partial to pink). Magazines are a wondeful way to insprire the artists in us. Thanks for sharing.
The Polka Dot Rose

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Gorgeous slippers sweetness! Let's see spending time in the bookstore in a comfy chair with loads of books... yep, one of the best things on earth indeed!

Marie S said...

Gail I would have never guess you liked pink. LOL!!! Wouldn't the pink and silver look great together?
I am excited about the new stuff, keep me posted.
Good Luck in the giveaway.
Love and hugs.