Fabric journal binding

I showed yesterday the individual pages of my fabric journal. These are all single signatures. I saw this cool binding on someone’s blog, –sorry, I forget where- and it worked really well for the soft pages. Isn’t that yummy.


I’ve also made a fabric page as a little wall hanger for my sister. I found the gorgeous flower ribbon while in Portland, shopping with my friends at the Button Emporium. Definitely worth the trip if you’re in town.


Many projects

 I took my first ever embroidery class, where we were learning to make little samplers such as the one above.

I made a little embroidered purse, based on the online beading class I took at Joggles, based on a pdf. Not the best way to learn...  I sent it to my sister for her birthday.

Following on the October beading class I took, I just finished a bracelet. It's based on a design by Sherry Serafini from her gorgeous book.
Here are some details. It took about 4 days. CIMG4927
Then I made a brooch. That was faster, being smaller. Smile)


But one can’t be beading all day long.
I also made two pages (huh, couldn’t stop at 2, made 4…) in the Asia Round Robin I’m involved in. I played with my new sewing machine, embroidered the geisha’s hair. Endless fun!
This is the extra two pages, on the reverse side.
The gorgeous little girl is one of the Chinese unwanted girls who are sent to the orphanage, because they are girls. Wonder what will happen when all the remaining boys come of age, and there are no Chinese females around. Hummm…CIMG4881

Then I joined a tag swap, theme vintage dressform in Paris, I had so much fun with that one. There were 15 participants, and we traded tags, fabric and lace. Here is the front cover.
I decorated some of the pages without tags, because not all the participants had their tags ready by the due date.