Monday, November 30, 2009

Green turtle sketch book

So, it's finals week. Over the weekend, instead of studying, I learned how to do long stitch binding! (I'm such a slacker :P) Since it was a trial run, I just used stiffened felt for the cover. Most people use leather for this kind of binding, but being vegetarian, it seems wrong. I really liked this method for binding and want to do more of it, but I'll have to find a better solution than felt. I think canvas would work with some sort of backing. Anyway, I love how aesthetically pleasing the binding looks on the outside. Anyway, like I said, this was my first it actually looks a lot cooler than this when professionals do it. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wonky ornaments part II

We are adding to last years wonky ornament collection. Made of felt, both sides are the same. I made the first two blue ones and Josie made the red one. She did it all herself and did an amazing job. You're so awesome Josie!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Embroidery flowers

A mini notebook. Paper size is 3x5 cards cut in half, so it's refillable. I really love embroidery. It's so fun with felt. Click the picture to see details.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Geo shapes drawing book

I thought this fabric was pretty cool, it reminds me of turtles. I sewed in six signatures of heavy drawing paper. I was somewhat distracted as I was sewing this, so there are a few mistakes...after almost a year of learning the Coptic stitch I still feel like an amateur. The learning curve is so steep it seems. Anyway, maybe ten years from now, I'll feel like I know what I'm doing. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Journal w/Scandinavia photos

I finally got this journal sewed together. I used some cool flowery Amy Butler fabric (Love her) for the cover. I upcycled an old school water damaged encyclopedia about Scandinavia by recovering the cover and using a lot of the pages for this book. I also added three signatures of blank heavy drawing paper for writing. I used black linen waxed thread to sew it. A groovy polka dot print was added as end pages.