Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Summer Journal

Ok, here you go, because I promised more pictures of the Summer Journal, hey it's only a week after Fourth of July....I'm not doing too bad.
Below is detail of the outside.  Beading, embroidery, sequins and of course my collage quilting style which works best for books, quilted books.  OH, I love quilted books.
Anyway, I adore this Heather Bailey fabric, jelly bean design
 and which I acquired from Robyn, my fiber soul sister.  I have a fat quarter of this in pink but for some reason when I saw this color I went crazy. 
So as I was piecing the cover I was inpired to acentuate the jellybeans into flowers. I almost got too carried away with this detail which is hardly noticable, but I couldn't help myself.  I know the coloration difference between the above graphic and my photos is broad, but hopefully you get the idea. 
As I make the pages for the inside of the book I am always looking for fun stitchery embellishments.  I used some wool thread I purchased from Sue Spargo, I know if you love wool like I do, you will appreciate this. 
But of course stitching on paper on my machine without giving any care or attention to the tension or the bobbin thread, gives me a great scrappy design element. I love this look, it gives it more of a collage feel.

I will post some more...coming up soon.  Check out my Etsy shop, I am adding more small items.  I am going through a tag phase using my hand carved images....they are just so cheery.  Enjoy the summer weather and no complaining about the heat! 

2 comments:

  1. Hey Autumn.. been on vacation. Nice to see your new post. I love your colors and the up close details. Breathtaking.

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  2. Hi Autumn: thanks for visiting my blog. Your work is beautiful and I can't wait to return to see more. And I see that you are not too far away from me. Are you a member of Boston Handmade? Your work would fit right in. Cheers!

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