So, first of all... I Finished the Bunting:
see it here!
And on my desk?
Inside, you can see the fabric lining. The pages are made with hand made Indian cotton-rag paper. The edges have their natural deckle, from the moulds in which each sheet is made.
It's really nice paper, with a texture from the fine mesh that each sheet lies on as it is made in the frame. The cotton paper pulp is lifted out of the vat with a frame, over which a mesh is stretched. It is shaken to form a layer - or sheet - and most of the water drained off. Then it is tipped out to dry in the sunshine!
Anyway, paper-making lesson over... I also made this, which I finished today:
A soft blue felt journal, with white and gold embroidery. Decorated with a white felt snowflake. I added a gold organza ribbon tie, which is nice and shimmery. It is bound in longstitch, with ivory linen.
The journal is lined with this fab snowman printed cotton fabric, with golden highlights. Very Seasonal!
The book is my favourite cream laid "Character" paper, with nice hand-cut edges. This is such lovely paper - crisp and really good to write on.
Thank you for coming to see what I've been doing. I also have a photo album and some leather journal covers on the go... but I forgot to photograph them! I'll post about them soon, so feel free to come back later in the week and see what else is going on.
Why not pop back to Julia's Blog and have a look at what else is happening this week?