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Friday, 22 May 2015

Turn the pages but don't wet your finger - it's a cloth book *

I had a sudden urge this afternoon to put together a cloth book, kinda shabby vintage using my remnants from my many bits and bobs boxes - yes plural as I am sure you all have more than one.  I used 3 strips of khaki colored cotton fabric as the basis and chucked right at it copious amounts of doilies, some of which were hand crocheted by me as was some of the flowers, bits of lace, pearls, feathers,  handmade flowers, mulberry flowers, ribbon, pearl string, ribbon, motifs and images from the internet. I also used a brush loaded with DI inks and stippled the images to make them look old.  I still had to use some lengths of ribbon from my stash so of course I now have even more bits and bobs to add to the box lol.  Oh of course I did
use some glue, now where would we be without the glue lol.

I will be gifting this to one of my friends whether she likes it or not lol.

Now for the pics (sorry mother overload)














and here is the state of my work area lol 


Thanks for dropping by and I do hope you will drop by again real soon

Hugz Elaine xxx

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10 comments:

  1. This is so lovely, Elaine. I popped over from the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge to see the whole thing.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie - much appreciated xx

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  2. Absolutely stunning,fabulous texture, love all the gorgeous lace,ribbon and pearls -your friend will treasure it I'm sure
    Carol x

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  3. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  4. A truly beautiful creation! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  5. YEAH - my thinks you are feeling MUCH better.... you are just popping out one burst of creativity after another Elaine. Soooo exciting to see too. It seems like this must have taken hours.... but wow would it be so fun to touch and place and play with all those wonderful fabric type items. I totally laughed out loud at your "bits and bobs" references. Love it!! This book is WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL. So many dainty, intricate, frilly, lacy, pastel pieces of chic vintage eye candy. Seems one could look and look and never see it all. This is an amazing project. GORGEOUS. j

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  6. Your desk looks much like mine. I tell hubby I need to be messy to be creative, I see I'm not the only one:)
    Gorgeous project, I wouldn't know where to begin making anything like this. Stunning!

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  7. Stopped over to see all of it. Just stunning!
    Hugs Pat♥

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Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx

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