Readers’ Books

I love to see the books that readers of this blog make. Here’s a few that will knock your socks off!

Bettye Harwell made her daughter a meaningful Christmas gift from a remnant of red velvet crush. She wired in pages and included photos of meals that she’d prepared for her. She also included a pocket page with a tiny note pad inside. The cover is embellished with vintage Japanese beads because her daughter has visited Japan and a┬ávintage heart locket!

Velvet Book


If you’re looking for ways to use up some of your fabric stash, I think you’ll love Sheila Barnes’ padfolios. I love all the amazing detail she includes in each unique book – check out all the different ones she’s created on her blog Idaho Beauty’s Creative Journey.



And last but not least, I was captivated by this canvas coptic stitched book by Sylvia Gonzalez Dupuy. Check out more of her work on her Facebook page Scrapbook & Art.




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3 Thoughts on “Readers’ Books

  1. Dear Ali, I must read from the bottom up, so I went to the paintbox first. Enjoyed. Learn something in all your news. Nashville! Then, I went to Readers’ books and surprised myself! Thank you for sharing my velvet book. And for reminding me to keep working love all in your newsletter. Bettye

  2. Well, that’s pretty funny – I did the same thing Bettye! Thanks for featuring my padfolios, Ali, and providing a link. And thanks for all your inspiration. I’m embarking on fabric covers for blank journals – one for my own use and a couple for presents. Nothing fancy this time sewing in the signatures, but I’m really looking forward to trying some of the ways you show with your own work. ­čÖé

  3. Silvia on March 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm said:

    Thank you so much Ali!
    I can’ t believe this, it’s like a dream….

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