Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I have been going through my pages and it seems I am still awaiting a few. Can I ask please Elizabeth and Cobi if you have sent any pages out up to Christmas. Also it seems I can not trace a page from debi, I have mailed her seperately as well. I tried trawling through the messages but there are just too many.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I did hear from Debi that she had received all her pages through the one that Mandy sent so if any of you have sent your pages, Debi has received them and you can show us here on the blog. She had to pack them all away for the moment and can't take any photos.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I am really enjoying this project this year. It has been a real challenge to work to some of the themes. I think I have the hardest one left till last. But I already have ideas.
Here's hoping that everyone has a wonderful and safe Christmas.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Today's post brought this lovely package from Australia. I just loooove getting packages from Australia - especially if they contain something as gorgeous as this:
Isn't that fabric wonderful? Thank you, Johoanna. It's great!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Here's the back of the page that is all embroidered.
Here's a close up. Another wonderful page for my book. Thanks Maya!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
After that I ironed the unicorn to the background. For the embroidery I used rayon floss only. For the figure lines I used a dark beige and stem stitch. For the hoofs buttonhole stitch in beige. For the manes 2 colors purple in chainstitch. The eye is a reddish purple lazy daisy. When you read Terry Pratchett, you know unicorns have red eyes.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
My page from Ruth arrived yesterday and I can't get over the amazing job she did. Those saloon doors look so real. It's a wonderful representative of Montana. I have more pictures on my blog if you're interested.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Mandy's lovely Lion and Mouse page with a retelling of the tale, and Ann's beautiful Owl at Night. I'm having a bit of scanner difficulty, but will post pictures as soon as I figure out what the problem is. Many thanks to both of you!!!!! They are just awesome.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I haven't sent my October page off yet. Sorry, I can't remember who it's for, my notebook is at home and I'm at the library. I have almost finished my November page, which is for Debi. I'm very happy with how it is turning out.
Many blessings to you all.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Today I had a soft letter in my mailbox. It was the fabric book page made by Juliette. Juliette choose the fairy tale Ali Baba and the forty thieves. The pages shows the cave full of treasure after he said Open Sesame.
Juliette wrote how she made the page: She dyed the background, lace, ribbon, museline all in rich oranges. Then she added some gold and bronze bits, ribbons and beads.
Have a look at the photo - isn't it great. The real page is even better.
Thank you Juliette for this nice page.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
My page from Juliette arrived yesterday. Sadly, I arrived home too late in the day for a decent photograph, hence the delay in posting.
It is a really subtle treatment of "Sea" with a delightful arrangement of dyed fabrics representing the movement of the waves. There are a number of different fabrics here with some lovely texture variations.
The back has a lovely piece of dyed fabric too.
I have never tried stippling or dry brushing fabrics - but must try this for myself.
One (perhaps I should alter this to read "several") of the nicest things I have been finding about the challenge of completing pages for other people, and, in turn receiving them, is the wealth of different techniques I have seen and have been able to try out for myself. Without this group, I think there are many techniques I really would not have considered trying for myself. There is a lot to be said for pushing boundaries and trying things outside what might be considered a "comfort zone".
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Both my daughter and I are fascintaed by owlos at the moment , so we were both delighted to see Johanna's work! Above the owl is a stitched mirror, that does not show up as a mirror in this shot. There is also a darling little face charm peeking out from the branch on the left.
HEre is an even closer shot!!!! Thank you so much Johanna for this wonderful addition to my Windows book!!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Carmen has let me know that the October page has arrived. So, while she is busily working on pages for the rest of us, I will let you see what I sent.
I just posted more photos and a "discussion" of how it came to be on my blog. From The Basement. Come visit me there!