The Bleu Willow

My friend Carol Van Gerve told me about this unique gift store that recently opened in Simsbury, CT (May of 2008). The owner, Laura Smigel, had purchased some of Carol's gorgeous greeting cards to sell at her store (scroll down after you follow the link, to see carol's cards). Carol encouraged me to visit the Bleu Willow myself, and I did a few weeks ago. I brought in some of my artwork: a few pieces of jewelry and fabric items, to see if the Laura might be interested. She was, and even better news for me: Three of my reversible wire-wrapped frame necklaces (below) sold right away!

These necklaces feature ARTchix Studio images, frames & charms, and you can click on any photo for more detail.

Today I went to the Bleu Willow again, armed with more jewelry since it was so popular. I also brought in a colorful dyed and stamped denim jacket I have been working on in my spare time : ^ ) Some of the pieces, below:

The Jacket I mentioned is shown to your left. There will be more about how I created it in another post, but here you can see it hanging inside the Bleu Willow. I dyed and stamped a plain white denim jacket and used fabric images printed with a special ink that can stand a gentle washing, from Alpha Stamps.

>> To the right, on the table, is the fabric fairytale book I created with yummy images from Alpha Stamps!

And here is a photo of Laura, the owner of The Bleu Willow in front of her shop! Come visit Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12 noon -5pm. It is located at 552 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury CT, near Simsmore Square and Brookside Bagels!!