Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Romance Journal Just in Time for Valentines Day!

I finished another journal that included some more sewing and beading.

This was fun getting all the beads to work out to the right length.  I had wanted to use for of the shell leaves, but they were too wide to fit.
I included so wonderful pages from a free old book and antique lace edging that had seen better days.
And made my own marbled paper for the signature covers and end papers.  That was fun, you use shaving cream in a tray and drizzle or drop paint on it then stir with a thin stick.  Lay a damp piece of cardstock or paper on it for a minute, peel it off and after a couple minutes you squeegee off the foam.

Available in my Etsy Shop!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My Newest Blank Journal with a Beaded Spine

I've spent 3 days working on a new journal which will be a gift.  And I did get to play with fabric (for the cover) and beads (on the spine) as well as actually sewing the pages in place.
I love this fabric of leafless trees.  I covered an actual book cover (with pages removed).  I also added some metal corners I had in my stash.
As I sewed in the signatures (groups of pages) I added beads to 3 of the 5 signatures.  Silver Celtic beads, dark blue glass beads and long silver glass beads.  I am so happy with how it turned out.  Dark blue embroidery thread was used for the sewing.
Inside are rainbow water-colored papers among others.
This is inside the front cover.  I painted the watercolor page, the hand was printed out and I embellished it with tiny flowers & jewels meant to decorate fingernails.
I love this page, it made a heart just by accident.
And believe it or not, these were done with the cheapo kid's watercolors, $1.98 at Walmart.

Friday, January 12, 2018

How I Make Chicken Broth

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Our New Neighbor

Our back door neighbor has a new temporary pet.  Her twin brother died and the mama would not nurse her, so our neighbors stepped in to bottle feed her.  She belongs to our neighbor's son.  She's 41 days old and and now weighs 17 pounds.  
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