Last Thursday Rachael, BettyAnn and myself spent the afternoon making books.
Well, getting the books started. All the cutting, sewing (yes sewing, by hand mind you) and glueing.
Then we rubberbanded the books together until we got back together today to work on them again.
More glueing today and rubberbanding the book together. Then we were able to start working on the inset pages. We formed little pockets and all decided to do ours on a slant. We stamped inside and outside of the little pockets after rubbing stamp pad along the edges especially the ones we cut with Rachael's fancy scissors.
My book is going to be a gardening one especially with all the gardening I've been doing lately. I snitched this idea from Rachael who was doing a gardening theme also as is I do believe BettyAnn. I started watercolor pencilling in on some of the pages this evening but didn't get them photographed yet. These are some of my pocket pages in their stamped phase.
One of the summer projects around here is garden renovation for the front of the house. It has started with the demolition of the larger bushes in front of the house. Michael was able to dig out 6 of the 7 holly bushes.
June 6th we headed west for our monthly Stargazer Tome class at Fiber on a Whim in Atlanta. This months class is the beaded naked fat lady. I'm having trouble getting into her so I'm looking for an alternative design.
The peyote beaded stitch was fun and Carla shows us how to manage it. These are some of the samples the girls at FOAW have made.
Jan shows us how the beading is to be attached to the lady.
The flip side of the lady is a picture framed with beads.
I'm not sure which one did the beaded butterfly but isn't it wonderfull?
The beaded bags were done by Carla...I didn't get pics of all of them but the ones I did were amazing, huh?
Sue, Judy and Ille look over the project samples.
Ille's little doll...isn't she a cutie?
BettyAnn, Rachael & Carla.
Closeup of the beading that mimicks the fabric design.
Ille and Jan who was showing us how to bead the ladies.
Kristin manning the cash register.
I've really enjoyed the classes at FOAW. I don't know what we will do when the year is over. The girls there are so talented and helpful and lots of fun too! Each one has their own specialty and their tomes have turned out as individually creative and diversified as the ones our little group of friends have done.
You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!