Tuesday, June 26, 2012


WELL!!! Here I go again!
I do not know what I did except waste an hour publishing the post about  my lace journal..
Sorry to those that took the time to come see....and there was nothing!

Anyway I was so excited to finally finish Carole Brungar's workshop on an altered lace journal. It was a wonderful experience. Carol gives a fabulous workshop taking you by the hand with every step. Thank you Carole for dragging me out of my box!!
This is the front cover of the journal

This is the back
 I used 400 cold press watercolor paper and decorated each page with distress inks trying different ideas. That was fun but I should have worn gloves!!!
I left lots of blank spots so there would be room for writing thoughts etc.

 I ran some fabric sheets through the printer and used some of my faves.
 These images were done on the silk sheets,and I LOVE the way they just melded into the page with the colors staying true.

 The lettering I did on my embroidery machine
 and the lace bits I have been saving for a special occasion.
 This was a letter and an envelop written in the 1800's. I put a clear envelope on the page to put them in.

I get used books they sell at our library($1.00 for a grocery bag full!!!) so the little card holders at the back are good to use also and add interest
This was a little thread painting I did of a sunrise.. I always wondered what I would do with it:)
Love butterflies
and peacocks
The last page has a cute piece I did on the embroidery machine.."Gone Fishing" seemed appropriate
The tag for the book mark has a butterfly sitting on a silk leaf with an added tassel
That's all I will take time to show.
I have lots more pages but this will give you an idea of how I did the book.
Now I feel it is too pretty to actually write in!!!
Thanks to everyone that stopped by for a peek

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Latest Adventure

Aren't these the cutest?!
I am in love with anything miniature and since I am into making journals right now I decided to do some mini journals and make them into a keychain...
I used some leather for the covers and the closures and added a wee bead
The yellow one is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and the brown one is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".I am using cold press watercolor paper and for the small ones it is a bit hard to work with due to the thickness.. however I did manage to get 25 pages in there. Room for many little thoughts .