Today I'd like to share with you some of the (may be still unfinished?) pages of my fabric book in the making, which I'm still making after the workshop of Nellie Wortman which you can find HERE.
The stitched leaves on the left I did with my sewing machine with a normal foot
on a piece of a blouse I found at a thrift store.
I have a special free stitching foot as well, but haven't tried it yet.
Here's a photo I showed before:
It looks a bit different now, but I haven't got a photo of that yet. I did the spine (which I will show next time) with buttons and more leaves stitching, and I added straps of fabric for the book closure.
Here's another spread.
May be I'll add some more here too.
The cut lace doily on the left is an old one and has beautiful embroidery which is more visible on the other side (which belongs to another spread which is not finished). The soft blue flower applique actually comes from an old shirt of my moms which I dyed with paint.
And here's another page of which I'm not sure if it's finished yet :)
I showed this page earlier when there was not a whole lot going on. Here I used more pieces of appliques which I painted. A tea dyed one top left of mom's shirt, a silver painted one behind a cabochon setting, and a blue-greenish little flower down below.
In the cabochon setting I added a dried and pressed blue Hydrangea flower from our garden.
On top of it I added some beeswax. The background of it I painted first with watercolour crayon and then with a paint marker. On top of that I will add may be some ice recin or sealer, but I haven't done that yet.
On the (copied) cabinet card I added some white accents around the frame with a paint marker and gel pen.
Well, these pages may not be finished yet (or may be they are?) but I thought it would be nice to share my progress with the book.
It's September, which means there are a lot of traveling birds at the moment.
These I spotted above our house.
In the surrounding trees we hear a lot of bird-chatter every day now, which I love!
And if you'd like to see some photos of Cornwall like the one below which I found in a beautiful harbour...
and other beach combing finds plus the places where we found them, then hop over to my other blog HERE.
I'm linking this post to dear Stephanie's wonderful linky party Roses of Inspiration.
Wishing you a happy week(end)!