Thursday, 13 August 2015

Flap book

Just a nice little book to make in an afternoon or evening,
Two flap books here.
Each book substrate consist of two 12 x 12 sheets of decorative paper.
You will need more paper for the matting and layering up process.
Great for photos, or for sending money as a gift.
complete with pockets
And flaps.

Decorate as much,
or as little as you like.
Same book,
Different paper

I am going to make this book in fabric next, that should be fun.
And now for a different kind of journal
This is the cover off a bought book. I have removed it from it's pages for the paint covering process.
Using Dyalusions paints.....,love them.
Just covered the card board cover with blocks of colour.
Sorry I have lost some photos here, but what I did was to create a heart shaped template out of card. Place it on the book cove at various point and cover the rest of the page in black. 
I have stenciled onto the colour ed blocks in contrasting paint. I have also stenciled with white onto the black
until we meet again. xxxx

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Big Stitch

Last Saturday was Yorkshire Day, and The Big Stitch, so lots to celebrate. It was lovely to meet people and have a chat. I would loved to have met more people, but that is so me..., some is good, so more must be better! I do realise it is no always true, but in a craft shop, you can bet you life it is.

These are now printed onto fabric. I put the paper cut out dolls onto a sheet of text so that when I use a sheet of the fabric the excess can be used for some thing else..., I hate waste
After the dolls were printed onto fabric, I attached then to heavy calico using Bondawebb.

This was then stitched to another piece of calico for the back of the doll. Then I stitched all the way around the doll.

Made an incision in the tummy area, so I can stuff the doll, this will be covered with a pocket later.
Repeat the process with all the dolls.

Stuffing! I added lavender too!
Pocket is hand stitched in place.
Just need to embellish now. I think I feel Fabric doodle dolls, Christmas ornaments of family members coming on!!!!! Watch out kids!!!!
Another good day at the car boot.
Love the school photos,
Had to get then onto the photocopier and enlarged.
Colour it in, and get it onto fabric, one day!

See you next time. x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

New Blog

I will be starting a new blog in September to chart my, hopeful successful degree!