Saturday, July 31, 2010

Another Page for Juliette

I sent Juliette a page for her Seashore theme on June 19th. It never arrived. So I've made a second page and it will be in the mail next week Juliette. Hopefully, it will get to you. I did note that Maya received a page after two months so perhaps there is still hope for the first page. This one is completely different as I didn't have any of the same fabrics and materials to make the first one again. If anyone wants to see the first page, you can take a look at my latest post on my personal blog.

July Page for Carmen

Since I know that Carmen has received my page I made for her for July, I thought I'd post photos. This is done with machine embroidery (Carol Shinn style) and is based on a photo of the inside of Nunney Castle. I found the photo on the Internet and loved the play of shadows and light.

The back is pretty boring, just black felt but I needed something that wouldn't fray. The technique I used creates it's own edges and I didn't want to cover them up.

Here's a close up. I used tons of thread for this! I hope you like it Carmen.


Ann the second page you created for me has arrived in Bangalore. After two months and given up as lost. The envelope had been opened but I don't thing anything has been lost.

Its a beautiful page Anne and I think the depiction of the four seasons is wonderful. When I saw the sneak peek of this page I was really excited and I can't tell you how disappointed I was when two months went by with no sign of it in the mail.

Wonder if the first page will reach me after all. Thank you Ann for this beautiful page.
Click here to see the third page Ann created for me because we thought the first two were lost forever.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Surf's Up!

My "Seashore" page for Juliette will be in the mail this afternoon. Just hum a few lines from a Beachboys tune, and you'll have a preview.

Peek at pages for Liz and Debi

I'm happy to report I've caught up and got both pages for June and July completed and ready to be posted tomorrow.

For June I created a page for Liz. Thank you for your patience Liz. Below is a little peek at the page with the theme of 'Doors'.

For July I created a page for Debi with the theme of 'Shabby Chic'.

Flowers for Greece

Kath, your July page is going in the mail today!  It's later than I had hoped, but finally on its way.  Here is a teaser - just a small one to hold you while it makes it way across the ocean!


Windows page moving.

A quick post with a teaser for Elizabeth, since I have just posted my July page for her. Her theme is Windows.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hi Debi I am a little concerned you have not got back to me as to whether you recieved your page, can you let me now please

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Leaves from Gayle for June

This beautiful page from Gayle in California arrived about a week or ten days back and was waiting for me to get back from my travels.
Gayle has used Shibori techniques and Easter egg dyes to create this page. I really like the watercolour like effect you've achieved Gayle.


Yes, I got spoiled. I received a gorgeous Art Nouveau page 2 days in a row.
I'm sorry that my scanner is out of order so I couldn't get the best images.
These don't do these beauties justice.
The first page is made by Mandy, I've included the backside, because its also lovely.
When you move the page you can see another image behind the top layer. I love that!
Thank you Mandy, it was well worth waiting for. Also many thanks for the goodies.
I love them all.

This page is made by Ann. I really hope you have a better picture of this, because this is the best I could do and that's a real pity. A minimum of color, lovely reliëf and perfectly stylished. Again a lovely backside which is pictured below. Thank you Ann.
I have to say I receive nothing but gorgeous pages in this swap. Its a real previlage to be part of this group. Thank you all.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sneak Peak for Carmen

Here's a sneak peak for Carmen for her July castles page. It will be in the mail to you on Monday, Carmen.

I hope everyone is having a nice summer (or winter for those down under) and that you are letting everyone know how their pages are coming along. The blog has seemed a bit quiet and I'd love to see more photos of pages that we haven't seen yet. So do blog about your pages that you've received if you haven't done that yet. Or just let the maker know and they can post photos if you don't have time.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Hi Debi did your page arrive yet please. posted over 2 weeks ago now.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thumbelina by Elizabeth

Some days ago I received the page done by Elizabeth.
Elizabeth choose the fairy tale "Thumbelina" by Christian Andersen. It is the story of a little girl size of a thumb which was born in a flower. In her life she experiences many adventures before falling in love with a prince just her size.

I hadn't in mind any more how nice this fairy tale was. Even if Thumbelina experiences some bad things the story is so lovely and cute. Just like the page Elizabeth created.

On the back side Elithabeth choose a fabric with birds. Birds or better to say a martin is a central element in the life of Thumbelina.

I like it very much! Thank you for this page.

Jugendstil for Cobi

Today I can show you a preview of the Jugendstil side for Cobi.

I managed to finish the side yesterday. The age of Art Nouveau began in drawings, then furnitures were created and finally fronts. For the fabric book page I choose an ornament of a front of Brühl.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Art Nouveau on the move.

A bit of a teaser for you all. This is the Art Nouveau page for Cobi. It is rather late, since it should have been sent in June.

Hopefully, it will arrive soon. I do hope you will like it Cobi.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gayle it should have arrived by now

Gayle i am so sorry that your page hasn't arrived yet it should have been there a couple of weeks ago. Give it to the end of the month and i will do another one if nothings arrives. Oh gosh i am really sorry, i have never had anything lost in the mail before. Ruth i am glad yours got there and that you like it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My June Page from Chris

Here is the gorgeous silk paper page that I received from Chris. The page is off white and the colors in the photos are off and you really need to see it in person to see how beautiful it is. Thanks Chris!

Here's a close up. You can see some of the French knots giving the tree texture.

And here are the roots with more French knots.


I have known what technique I wanted to try for Maya's page for several months. Sounded easy enough, but....not so. I made several attempts before getting something that was passable. Maya, it went in the mail today, and I hope you have better luck receiving mine than some of the others. I know it's late, but my frustration level kept me from completing it sooner. Here's a picture of some of my failed attempts. Hope it arrives in record time for you.

The Sea has arrived!

Now, isn't this delightful. I was thrilled to receive a package through my letterbox this morning from Liz. This is my June page - a little late, but it was well worth waiting for...........

All those lovely details.

I just love the beaded blue coral. The textures are just gorgeous.

Just look at the stitching on the seahorse. It looks like there are such stories he, or she could tell of adventures amidst the coral.

The fabric for the back of the page itself just could not have been more perfect.

And the letter from Liz, tells of the techniques she has used.
Oh Liz, I do agree about being near the sea. It is a magical place, with all the smells and sounds. I live right in the centre of Cheshire, a county almost in the heart of the UK. But you are right, a journey time of around an hour and a half will bring me to the coast. I am so fortunate.
Thanks so much for my page. I look forward to day when I can put all my lovely pages together and make them into a book. I intend to exhibit the book when it has been made, but do not know where, or when, just yet.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Third Time Lucky

Here's my page for March. Ann has gone to great lengths creating a page for me not once but three times!!!! the other two got lost in transit. I really admire your perseverance Ann. Thank you for these oak leaves and the great quilted effect.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Carmen - It's on it's way

Wow, what a month I've had.  I've had to leave Nimbin because of major problems with the management of the place I was staying.  Long story so I won't go into it.  I'm now in Geelong in Victoria, looking for a unit for myself at the moment.  I have a mail redirection in place now so all mail sent to my Nimbin address will be redirected to me here in Geelong.

Carmen, I had lots of fun doing your page.  I mailed it off to you yesterday.  Sorry it's late.  I do hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Preview for Ann

Your page will finally be in the post tomorrow Ann! Here is a little tiny peek! I am sorry that it is a bit late, but I ahd a bad fall last week and I have been off of my feet for 5 days. Things are on the mend although the bruises are still there- should be no lasting effects but lots of healing to do!!

I am going to be away till the 24th of July at the ocean on Cape Cod Ma. I will be in touch when I get back, I am not taking m computer with me, but I will be able to check my e-mail!!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Its in the mail on Monday

It will be in the mail on Monday Ruth,sorry for it being late but things are really not good here. I havent heard from Gayle it should be there by now. Has your page arrived yet Gayle? Hope everyone is well. Love Chris

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sorry Liz

Liz things got out of hand in June and I have not been able to do your page, extremely sorry.
I'll try and have it in the mail in the next two weeks.Shall keep you posted.

Debi I'll be starting your page too this week and I don't forsee any delay in having your page completed and sent off to you by the time July comes to an end.