Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Finished journal

I've completed my latest journal. This has been reserved by a lovely visitor to my blog. I've had a few people comment and also contact me saying that they don't get chance to purchase one of my journals because they sell fairly quickly. I'm amazed and also very humbled by the way they sell. I'm considering taking orders for them as the next two have also been reserved. If you would like one please email me and I'll add your name to the list. They take awhile to make, but I'm working on two at once to speed up the process. Thanks again for your lovely comments and support.

The side view

The cover is a piece of my hand made felt with lots of fabric elements and stitching added.

This is the spine

a pocket on the inside cover

a decorated envelope with a tag

all of the white pages have been stamped with my hand carved stamps

there are lots of my decorated paper pages

this fabric was dyed using my flour resist

some pages have my original graphics, drawn on the inside of envelopes (love the patterns),
then cut out and stuck down

Some of the many pages - there are over 150 including the fabric pages.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

More books

I'm working on another fabric/paper journal, this was going on my etsy but has been reserved by a lovely visitor to my blog. I'm also making some altered books to teach in a workshop from home. The kitchen's still progressing nicely. The stone benches go in this Saturday. I'll have photos soon.

A completed page in my sample altered book. I painted the vase and candle stick.

This is a smaller book. I painted the lady, her dress is made using papers inspired by Anne Bagby.

This is a page in progress.

My new journal in progress.

one of the fabric pages

more fabric pages

I love dyeing doilies. The other page is sun dyed fabric.

a bit of everything

a collaged and stamped page

more sun printed fabric

Thanks for all of the lovely comments on my previous post, they are much appreciated.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Earrings and hand carved stamps

I've just added a range of hand carved stamps and some earrings to my etsy store. I hope to have some photos of the kitchen soon. The ovens working, we have new cupboards, or should I say drawers, we don't have any cupboards and a new huge double sink with a Darth Vader tap, or that's what I call it. It was more expensive than the sink. I also have a fabulous sink in my studio now, what a difference a sink makes, love it.

This pair features vintage white and mother of pearl buttons.

The earrings all the details or on my etsy store.

The hand carved stamps.