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 vintage heart locket!
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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March 7, 2016 @ 3:55 pm
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
March 7, 2016 @ 6:54 pm
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. 🙂
March 8, 2016 @ 3:57 pm
Thank you so much Ali!
I can’ t believe this, it’s like a dream….