Friday, 9 March 2018

Altered Books: New Junk Journals

Hello creative followers

I have certainly been busy of late. 

I bought some books last year in order to use for altered books, but due to exams and the move they were boxed and almost forgotten about.

FINALLY here they are. 

I love this teal blue books. Such a lovely colour and size. Really loved how it came out. 

Here is the second one I made. Also has fabric collage on some of the pages.
You can find this one on the etsy store.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

New Collection: Urban Textures

Scrappers, Crafters and Creative ones,

How are you all?!

It has been sometime since I had done a blog post and an update, because much has been happening in my world.

The most exciting of which is that I have a new collection available on my Etsy store!

It is titled Urban textures and much of the content that is in the collection was collected (photographed) while I was in a wheelchair in 2016. My view and perspective of the world had changed, as a result my art changed accordingly.

I have even been doing some scrapbooking layouts with the new collections, and it has been SOME TIME since I did a scrapbook layout! I really like the grungy tones which lends itself to masculine themed layouts. FINALLY I have some thing that isn't vintage to scrapbook photos of my friends (most of which are male) with.

I even pulled out/found my embossing powders which doing this layout. I forgot I had them, but LOVE working with embossing powers, such a lovely medium to work with.

Make sure to check out the Etsy store for the new collection 12x12 and cardmakers sets available for now, Book kit to come. A perfect match for layouts of your sons, brother, husband, dads or significant other male in your life. Also for those females that don't fit the pretty flower motif speaking from a personal stand point here.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Custom Made Codex #2 The Color Purple

Hi everyone,

I have loved making books the last few months.  As a result a friend asked me to make a codex for her, and of course I did.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Planner and Journal Charms

Hi there

So during my breaks from school work I have been playing with some jewellery bits and pieces.

These have been made with the idea in mind that they can be worn as a piece of jewellery or as a journal/planner charm. Realistically they can be used for what ever purpose you saw fit for, hang it on your handbag or use on a key chain.

These are available on my etsy store for purchase. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Book Kits, Codexes and barebones Journals

Hello crafter and creatives alike,

It has been a long time between post as I have been focusing on my university work this semester.

However I do find my self at my crafting table from time to time needing to let off steam or step away from the "nose in book" mode I find my self in.

Something I have enjoyed for a few years now, is making books. I find it calming and methodical and meditative at times. Here are some of the books I have made for my Etsy store.

Some of them have exclusively tea/coffee stained papers and others I have used some of my designed papers from books kits. This last one has a mixtures of the two and is currently for sale on my Etsy Store.

I also do commissions.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A New Hand made book: progress of my Codex

Crafters! Welcome!
It is good to have you here.

What I am sharing with you today has me feeling very vulnerable and exposed.
A few months ago I showed something I had made for my self which was a rather awesome book.

I have started filling the book and it has become such an integral element in self care and Self discovery.
I became inspired by the idea of making this book after watching a video on Rocking your Grimoire by Molly Roberts who is a magic practitioner and witch among many other things. While I do not subscribe to the practice of magic and witchcraft as many do, I saw value and benefit to the collection and compilation of information that held meaning to me.
In the wiccan and magic circles this type of book would be termed a grimoire or book of shadows, which for me just did not fit. I have called mine The Codex. Being a book of information relating to me and for me.

So I give you The Codex.
There is a video link at the end of the post with a flip through.

In the book I have sections relating to different things I wanted to have record of. 

I have recorded information on my Altar and Zodiac as well as Essential oils, which are a big part of my life. There is also a section on my cat Delta.

I have recorded Plants and Flowers I like and why I like them.

I have found a great bonding with myself by creating this book. Anyone who knows me, will know how much I LOVE tech and the digital age we are living in but I love having a document, a handmade, handwritten BOOK which solely related to my spiritual beliefs, values and principles. It has substance and existence to me which make me feel those things with in my self. 

The flip through video. I do mistakenly call the Codex a Chronodex in the beginning which is something entirely different. Doing to many things at the same time. 

I have loved working in this book and I still have lots to add and change. And it will be an on going "work in progress".

If this inspires you to create your own Codex all about you so me what you create, I would love to see.  I know not everyone has the skills or time and materials to make their own book,
for you, I will be making up and adding blank books like this one to my Etsy store over the coming months. You can also order one by emailing me with some direction of what you would like.