Monday, 17 May 2010

It's amazing....

...what you can make with a picture from an old magazine, a few scraps of fabric and lace, left over wallpaper, beads, sequins and a sewing machine. At the Nuneaton crop yesterday Pam and Michelle shared what they learned at a class at the NEC recently, and we all had a great time learning new skills and making lovely things to go onto scrapbook pages, or to use in their own right. My memo book cover started as two photos in a magazine (you can just see the picture behind the buttons, they gave the inspiration for the colours I chose) some organza fabric torn into strips and scraps of paper. I sewed these onto the pictures (after reinforcing the back with iron on interfacing) using a variety of sewing machine stitches. I then hand stitched on the flowers, sequins and beads, and finally bound the upper edges with ribbon. A few folds, and a piece of left over ribbon for the tie, and i have a cover for my shopping list book, which slides into a pocket inside the cover. Something unique, pretty and useful!




More inspectors in school tomorrow, as i work in a catholic school, the RE inspection is an added bonus for us all!!!



10 comments:

Jules said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm dying to have a go at making my own now :oD

Leigh said...

fabulous!

tea_bag said...

Wow it looks fab alma xx

SusieJ said...

Wow Ann! Fabulous techniques.
Sue xx

sutty said...

Gorgeous - love all the texture

Kat

Sandra said...

oh my, oh my ... how fabulous

SHEN said...

thats great love it.

sue-bubbles said...

Absolutely stunning Ann!
Sue x

Alix said...

ooooh i need one of those! super, super job! :0)

Louise said...

Wow, your book cover is beautiful, love all the layers and textures.