My friend Pam Holladay showed me something similar this past summer.
I ran with it, and now look at the beacelets that I've made!
I am using a lot of vintage buttons from a yard sale for embellishments.
|Isn't the cover art amazing?!?|
|One of the pages from the inside. The illustrations were done by the author's wife!|
|There are cute illustrations peppered all over the book - just like this one.|
|I thought I would give you a sneak peek. Here is the first page. With a Radio Flyer wagon and an opening like this, I am TOTALLY looking forward to putting my feet up for some R and R this week!|
|Here is a photo from the book - the authors.|
|I liked that this book showed practical ways of using lettering, not just cutesy cards. |
Here is a mixed media piece that I was drawn to.
|Of course there are so many uses for hand lettering - here was a neat way of joining the letters. |
This style of lettering is called Clothesline.
|Here is the process - my sewing machine table colvered in paper and scraps of fabrics!|
|A few of my favourite designs...|
|I love the texture that the stitching adds!|
|Near the top of this photo you can see where I did some free-motion sewing.|
|More free-motion sewing...|
|Have a look here for more details on these journals!|
|Great images, right?|
|I glued each one on with a glue stick, then secured them with a zigzag stitch using my sewing machine.|
|I played around with different thread colours.|
|There are two different sizes - 5"x7" and 3"x5"|
|Then I stuck a label on the back of the card that includes my name and blog address.|
|And put them into plastic sleeves! All ready to sell!|
|Nicole actually took the cupboard doors off for this display. Definitely cupboard-door-removal-worthy.|
|The colours of vintage Pyrex are so bold and inspiring to me!|
|And the patterns are simple and cute.|
|A fantastic collection, right?|