Sunday, June 19, 2011
~ Fabric Art Journal ~
Last week I picked up these beautiful japanese quilting fabric bits from a millinery store. I actually didn't have anything special in mind...
I thought it might work for a pillow -- (what was I thinking? I've never made a pillow before, and I certainly don't need one). Later as I stared at it I thought of making a camera strap cover -- still considering that one (b/c I'm not sure I want to walk around with a pink strap for my black camera, it would be STRANGE).
Then I got a brainwave this afternoon, started digging in my terribly disorganized drawer, and found a notebook I could cover. It was SUPER!!! I was so excited.
First I wrapped the chipboard cover with the pink fabric and stitched all over it to secure the cloth.
Then I layered more fabrics and some tea-dipped trim on top, and stitched again (I am paranoid about the "things" fallling off the notebook).
........made a faux seed-packet using a pretty vintage image from Birds and Botanicals notepad and a little brown paper sack, and then stitched all over it again..... trimmed with a resin applique from Melissa Frances, and a little clock face.
The flowers are made from more tea-trims, and some of the cream fabric, messily bunched up and stitched ---- embellished with little crochet pieces, pearls, and baubles. The leaves are olive green cardstock, scrunched up, distressed and stitched.
there it is -- a simple, romantic fabric art journal. I'm not quite sure if I'll use it or give it away or what... I'm just going to keep it for looking at for a while ;)
I'm working on a few fun pages inside... will be sharing them next week sometime I think.
hope your weekend is going LOVELY!! mine sure is :)
Posted by Viola Mahr at 5:41 AM