Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Gayle's page arrived yesterday.
Isn't that the most scrumptious looking doorway?!! She was inspired by a door she saw while visiting the Napa Valley. I needed a reminder of what spring can bring, since it has started snowing here in Kansas. Again!!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
My page has arrived from Maya. It is so lovely, with such a lot of detail not immediately apparent.
There is a lot of hand stitching, with lots of beads simulating the movement of the sea. The stitches holding the fabric in place remind me of Kantha stitching. There are many pieces of foil, and silk making up the background, all adding to the texture.
The piece is edged in handworked blanket stitch. I wish my stitches could be so neat.
Adding to the detail, there are sequins added in to the back of the blanket stitch edging. What a lovely idea!
Here is Maya's letter, giving some idea of the techniques she has used.
Thanks so much Maya, I love my new page.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Kath here's a little peek for you. The page for Kath was the last one on my list.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
A quick teaser. My last page, a fairy story for Trillian, will be put into the post in the morning.
I must then set about organising a front cover for my book and start putting it all together. Do not worry if you are working on a page for me and it is a little late. I am planning a book where I will be able to add pages at a later date should I have need to do so.
This has been such a very enjoyable project. Thank you Ruth for organising us all so well.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Juliette has asked me to post pictures of the page that I made for her. She has finally recieved it after I got a bit behind. Sigh! Anyway I did this page on a background of needlefelting. I needled wool roving ,silk roving, angelina fibers and mohair curls down onto a periwinkle silk fabric. I added in some vintage crocheted lace and sparkling tuille to represent the sea foam at the edge of the wave. I added beads and some collected shells and then added dyed cheesecloth for sea weed and used real sandpaper for the sandy shore. It was not easy stitiching thru the snad paper till I got samrt and punched holes in it prior to stitching with thread!! I wrote out the quote with a Pitt pen on muslin. It says: Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to loose sight of the shore.
For the back of the page I used a piece of my own gelatin monoprinted muslin that I had made using a plastic doily as a mask. This page was great fun to create!
I am so very glad that you are happy with it Juliette!!!
Friday, January 21, 2011
On Sunday Kath wrote, that she posted her page for me and today I already got it. Kath made a page with the princess on the pea. Doesn't the princess look unhappy? The page is great, it really brings a smile to my face too sea the princess on the top of the mattresses feeling the pea. Thank you Kath for this fairy tale. Thank you for the book page.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I adore this page Liz!! It is amazing how our minds were working along such similar paths as we joined in on this swap. I have wanted to do a Doors page for years and someone has always gotten to declaring that theme before me. So this time I chose Windows, which has also been a favorite theme of mine. Liz told me that her second theme choice , if Doors had already been taken , would have been windows!!! Just a bit of Synchronicity there don't you think???
So this window page is a depiction fo Liz's Fantasy perfect woodland window. It is perfect for me asw I adore the woods and gardening. Come to think of it the door page that I made for Liz was my fantasy woodland door page, if I remember correctly!!
Thank you so very much for my marvelous page Liz!!! And I hope that the winter weather is treating you well!!! Warm Hugs!!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
It's been an enjoyable journey if sometimes challenging to be on time, but hopefully soon I will be able to put all my pages together and mae a cover. It will be nice to see all the finishd books.
Hugs to all and happy New Year.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The page I made in January is for Johanna and is already done. The topic is 'Goddess Within'. Before I posted the page I made a preview.
Hope it will arrive save.