I’m Still Here

Hello lovely people! It’s been a long time since I wrote my last post, but I am here now, with something new to show you. 🙂

I’ve been knitting socks (but didn’t photograph them unfortunately), playing with paper and paint, making beads etc. All kinds of stuff. But mostly making journals.

Painting

Recycling

These are all recycled papers and packaging material, painted, stamped and stenciled, and prepared for the journal making. Even though you can see only blue pages in these photos, I’ve made all kinds of colorful pages. I decided to go a bit “wild” and use colors I don’t usually use, just for fun. And this journal came to be – “The Circus”. 🙂

Circus

Circus

Circus

It’s made entirely out of recycled/reused materials and I love it!

Circus

Circus

But this one is not going to be mine. I have too many journals already. 🙂

Circus

This journal, as you can see, has all kinds of papers inside, and with so much texture and pages that are different sizes, with lots of pockets and tags, it will be fun fun fun to write in!

Circus

So instead of making a Christmas themed journal, I decided to make a Spring/Summer one. Well, we all need a bit of color and warmth every now and then, right? 🙂 Next time I’ll show you another journal, and maybe more of the stuff I’ve made (if I remember to take photos, lol!)

Have a great day!

 

And Two More…

While I was writing my last blog post these two pretties were almost complete. So now that I finished them I can show you how they look.

First an altered book:

Altered book

Altered book

I used fabric, gel medium, modelling paste and acrylic paint to make the cover look like this, and I’m very happy with the result.

I sewed and distressed the pages and added lace and other bits to them:

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The other one is a fabric journal, with a heart (of course). 🙂

Fabric journal

Lots and lots of stitching:

Fabric journal

The back:

Fabric journal

And the inside:

Fabric journal

Have a great day! 🙂

Hand Stitched

I bet many of you have the same “problem” as I do – I can’t even watch TV without doing something. I always have two baskets with me in the living room, one with ‘work in progress’ crochet, and one with yarn and crochet hooks. But I often bring more stuff, like thread and fabric scraps and beads, so it gets a bit messy. 🙂 And now it’s like a bomb site! But I have two books to show that it was worth it! 🙂

This one is about 6×9 inches, and it’s made with cotton fabric, silk, crocheted lace, pearls etc. And of course, my handmade paper.

A handstitched detail

Paper and yarn mixed together

A bit of poetry

And the back

I also made another twinchie book. Couldn’t throw away even the tiniest pieces of silk and lace, so I decided to make this:

Lovely little thing. 🙂 I sold quite a few of them, people seem to understand what they are, and that makes me happy.

I hope to finish another book over the weekend, a recycling project. There were too many papers in my craft room that I seemed to have no use for. Well, I do now! 🙂 It’s a great feeling to make something with unwanted things, or just junk. Which reminds me, I also have some envelopes from bills and stuff like that, and next time hopefully I will show you what I did with them. 🙂

Have fun! xo!