Before I show you the book I made, I want to tell you about the "base" book I used. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I make fabric heirloom books from scratch. They don't look much like this...they are larger, for one, and they are "quilted." This is a simple little 8" x 7" canvas book that I am happy to tell you I am going to be selling from my etsy shoppe. I am delighted with how they work. I can easily sew both fabric and paper to the pages using my sewing machine. It's a "doable" size, too, so if you're like me and get overwhelmed with big blank books, you'll be happy with this fact, as well. You can find these blank books HERE.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
She's been in my mind's eye for literally months and I'm so pleased with how she turned out. A friend gave me this amazing embroidery pattern and I was immediately smittened. Equally detailed front and back motifs were already "doll-sized" and needed only to be transfered to a lovely piece of ivory linen. I hand-embroidered each stitch with heavy tatting thread, just like the Mother in my story above, a little while each evening for a couple weeks.
Elizabeth holds a charming little bouquet of vintage millinery flowers, vintage velvet millinery ribbon and a bit of almond-colored antique lace. Her dress has a bit of antique tatting lace around the collar and she wears a ribbon on her head, adding a dimensional quality to her appearance. Elizabeth stands about 14" tall and is stuffed firmly.
If you are interested in adopting Elizabeth, visit my etsy shoppe, Stitching a Dream.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I've been a busy little bee! New dessert boxes, the new fabricaholics bags I showed you in my last post, some Sugar Shelves and Spool Cakes. And I just got a new shipment of fabric from Paris Bebe. Sooooooo yummy! I'm going to work hard to get those listed this weekend, so be watching my etsy fabric store and the website, Confections Fabric.
Off I go, back to work!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hopefully I'll be back with pics of new Paris Bebe prints... :)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Fabricaholic "Birthday" Bag
If you'd like to get a closer peek at anything you see here, check out my etsy store, Confections Fabric!
Monday, January 19, 2009
So that was a gigantic post! Thanks for listening to me! I am so happy to have people who "get" me that I can share this with. :)
Off to PLAY!