Monday, February 25, 2013

Fabric book, finished

I found the other fabric book I'd misplaced (it was hiding in plain sight!) and spent Oscar night adding some embellishments:
I remembered that I began this book back in July when Tami was visiting!
So you get an idea how long it can take me to finish a project.  There, doesn't that make you all feel better?
The base of the cover is a rusty vintage velvet.  The newest additions to it are the vintage flower, vintage button, and that cute egg textile assemblage made by another artist.
Page two got a pocket made from a vintage ecru doily; to page three I added buttons, crochet, lace and ribbon trim.
I played with mimicing the curved wave of the original vintage runner's embroidered design.
On page 5, I sewed a border of white vintage buttons to set-off that cute button fabric.
Page six features an embellishment by the talented Beth Leintz -- it's fastened with a kilt pin and so cute!  On the next page...
I added a little sheer embellishment to the previous trims (a little fabric flower and some vintage green trim.)
This page includes a pocket (shown above with one of my little bird tags.)
To page 8 I added a fabric transfer of a couple of book pages, along with a pen nib and tiny crochet circle.
I pinned a brooch nest to the page with the lovely Waverly heirloom bird fabric, and a few buttons in coordinating shades.
The back cover just got a button that mimics the shape of the patches I'd sewn on earlier...
and a few pink beads to accent the design.  It feels great to finish it!

11 comments :

Linda Sue said...

Little wonder that it takes time to complete! Very well thought out and very well put together- really gorgeous!

kathyinozarks said...

I love your fabric book very much. I had never seen one of these before-only those made with papers-Now this is something I could enjoy making.
thanks so much for sharing Kathy

Linda said...

That little bird nest brooch is absolutely the sweetest thing I've seen in quite a while.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Another beautiful book! I am curious, how do you display them?

Sherri said...

What a beautiful book!!! You always have the best ideas. This one is great. Would be a perfect memory book of a child's outfits too.

pam said...

Lots of fun and pretty fabrics! Another beautiful Laurie original!

Linda said...

Beautiful! love every embellishment and stitch. i like how you incorporated pieces from others and of course the vintage linens.

Gabriela said...

Beautiful!It's so much fun to include so many special things on one piece of artwork!

Wendy said...

Very pretty Laurie! Your book turned out so well. I love that you put tags in your books.

Jean said...

You are an inspiration to me! I love this...I started one way back when I first saw yours but as I am a very novice sewer I did not finish it because I was not happy with it. Some times the 'messy' stitches bother me. But then I guess it adds to the nostalgia?!

Marrianna said...

Marvelous, my dear, simply marvelous!!! And it's gorgeous.