Everything and the kitchen sink

It’s true, I’ve been having so much fun this summer, I have not posted for a long time. But I certainly have been productive. So here goes:

First, I made a gorgeous book for my friend Lillian, with her fabric and choice of ribbon. It’s for our Asia RR.


I also made one for Sue. I use the french ribbon binding technique, so you can open the book flat when you’re working in it. Don’t you love Sue’s cover? It’s really beautiful in person:









I also took Mary Ann Moss’s new online class. Of course it’s fabulous, all sorts of new binding techniques, she’s a gem. Here’s one book I made for a present. I used an old german dictionary which I gutted, and I replaced the pages with vintage ledger paper and some pages from a 1829 book!!!! It was fun!


I also signed up for a Cabinet Card swap, where we decorated the cards on the theme of clocks and Time. We were to send 7 and receive 7 back, bound in a little book. Here’s my series:


I also entered a fabric journal swap where we were to decorate 15 tags on the theme of Paris and using a dress form. We’re sending our partners a fabric strip, 14x9 and a piece of lace, too, so they can vary the pages in their own book and I’ll receive 14 pieces to make a book. Here are some of my tags. They are larger than normal tags, made of fabric, but they will all fit on the 9x7 pages.


In Mary Ann’s new class, she uses old Victorian photo albums. I found my first one today. This will make a unique journal:


And finally, here’s to Teri, who forwarded an article from CPS, about what to do with what’s left (on your art table at the end of a project)! Fabulous project. It’s 9x12, and I like the way it looks:



  1. fabulous...all of it...simply...fabulous!

  2. Thank you, bohemiannie. I make my head spin just recapping what I've been up to... :-))

  3. you have been busy my friend !!!
    Love everything.........
    Cant wait to see the journal you made for me
    it should be here any day cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. You have been busy! Lots of yummy things to look at.

  5. You have a couple of really lucky friends with books on the way. Stunning work. I'm soaking in everything you've done here and getting lots of inspiration. The grid you made with leftovers turned out so great. I can't wait to try it!!

  6. Sue and Lillian's books are just amazing!!! Can't wait to see them in person!!! But I am not jealous because I received the German Dictionary altered book as a present!!! Woo HOO!!! Jeez Sox, how do you manage to do so much so quickly???? And it's always frickin gorgeous!!!

  7. Haha, @ Elena! Easy: no kids, no husband or wife, no TV. It's amazing how much time that frees up. Now I go post the paintings I did this summer. And that German Dictionary is thanks to you, I didn't even know/remember that Mary Ann had a new class... :-))

  8. WOW - one busy girl, Sox - makes me want to quit work. LOL - the tab binding turned out great as did the exposed decorative spine book - you know books are my passion. You are just the queen of collage - something I want to wrap my brain around and you are going to have me doing that! Even if it takes me a bit. Love and hugs. kareninkenai


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