Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Friendship Appreciation gift

Hello Crafters

By happy accident a friend of mine and I celebrated our one year FB anniversary since we refound one another after a few years of disconnection.

Through the last 12 months we have both found much comfort and compassion in our newly sparked friendship. With a new appreciation for one another passions and ideas and perspectives. A month or so ago I had in mind to make her some thing, because, well that is just who I am.

I made her one of my mini albums, in a steampunk style because I know she likes that theme. There is a video at the end of the blog post of the flip through.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A new hand made book

Hello Crafters

Welcome welcome.

I have been getting back in to the swing of things lately. Today marks one year since I got my wheelchair, today though life is some much better and different. I have been doing intensive physiotherapy every week since the second week of January, as a result I now walk with no walking,, aids and even go put and am being more adventurous.  I have also started crafting much much more. First up of my creations I want to share with you is a handmade book I have created for myself.

I have used the Cafe au Lait collection and coffee stained printer paper for the internals. 
I have used some Graphic 45 papers for the outer cover and also the inside on the cover. 

This ornament on the front cover was made using some Tim Holtz gear and Finnabair embellishments. To compliment this ornament I added some bronze book corners.

To sew in the signatures in a way to not have the stitching on the spine of the book, I used the pamphlet stitch and I sewed each signature to a separate bit of chipboard that I then glued in to the spine. 


So here I a flip through on youtube.