A heat wave-lol-well 50 degrees feels like a heat wave for sure-does a body good to get warmed up. Our highway that we live on is just a little snow covered now, while our long drive way hopefully will melt off by Sunday.
Last night I could not sleep as I was thinking about my fabric book and how I want to bind it. I just could not grasp it, even with our Elizabeth explaining it well so I thought I got it-but no not quite right. Then it came to me-and I finally Get it-happy dancing, as I really wanted to bind it that way-see previous post.
So today I decided I wanted a few more pages and a extra page in front that will be attached to the cover. So I knew I had more yardage in wool and got lucky that it was in a trunk in the bottom drawer that I could get to easily. It is a soft plaid and the blue matches perfectly to the blue I am already using. So I got the idea to alternate the colors which will give me enough to have two pages per month and a couple extra, so I am pleased. This plaid is allot thinner but I am going to add some quilt batting between the two layers.
I took Elizabeth's suggestion and bought the right ink pads for stamping on to fabric. Thank you much Elizabeth, as what I had on hand will not work at all. I found a good price on ebay and bought a couple colors-so I am waiting on those inks to stamp some lettering for the January page.
After cutting more pages I worked on the first page when you open the book. I got out my stencils I had made and used for quilting and made some wool appliques. Then I remembered I still have mistyfuse-which is a product I love You can seal together papers to fabric or fabric to fabric etc it is great stuff. I used it allot several years ago when I was making artsy postcards and atcs to swap. So I am going to seal down the wool appliques with that first and then stitch the edges.
Before that I remembered about ironing on freezer paper for a stencil-so much easier to cut out then tracing the stencil with chalk. My past quilting techniques are coming back to me haha
These are stencils I made from our oak leaves and sumac leaf and the deer I cut from a photo in a magazine.
This is going to be the opening page of the book with lettering on top of the page.
A peak at some of the shelving filled with fabrics, reclaimed linen, silks, velvets from clothing found at thrift shops. also bags of laces,-you name it I probably have it if is sewing related lol I orginally was collecting items to make a crazy quilt-but that is not going to happen now-I think my fiber book will lend itself well for smaller projects.
This is my set of letter stamps I am looking forward to using allot of my stamps with this project too
and I found these inks that I had forgotten about-I probably picked them up with a coupon and do not remember now what I was going to do with them. this package has lots of safety warnings on the back--any of you use these?? will they work on fabric??
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!