and was inspired by a delightful calender I was
gifted from an old friend
Unfortunately I lost all of the images soon after
with one of those unfortunate computer
(The quilted and buttoned spine)
and I had to retrieve them from the same friend
in a different format so I do apologize
for the quality of the images.
I remember how I just couldn't wait to start
creating this one because I really was
inspired so much by the
I dyed much of the vintage lace
as well as the scrim and raw silk to complement
the theme of the work.
I incorporated some floral vintage
curtain fabric which I had
in my fabric stash
(which became more tattered and torn as I created with it
and you know how easy that can happen when you
start to tear this precious woven stuff!).
Here you can see some machine embroidered
stitching over raw dyed silk
framing the pretty bird image which
sits over the layers of printed linen, lace fabric,
upcycled machine embroidered cotton
I have repeated some of the rose printed linen
and signature cottons to bring more
continuity to the pages too.
Back page here with scrim and burlap binding
which has been stippled quilted.
This book is now living with a dear blogging friend
in Holland, Yvonne. Go and take a look
at her gorgeous mixed media work!
Whether it is Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter
we can always see both birds and flowers
to inspire us and fill our hearts
with the love of
I'm linking this post to Ivy and Elephants blog
for "What's It Wednesday"
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I hope you all get a chance to be in nature this week
to enjoy the beauty and quietness and to
feel what it gives us!