Enjoy with me my journey through retirement while I dabble here and there with my love of textiles, family, environment, friends, and all the little extras that come along.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
More Candied Hexies & look at what else I've been doing
As promised, here are the next lot of Candied Hexagons I have completed. Slowly getting them sewn while at my local quilt group meetings (amongst lots of talking etc).
Thought I would show you this Journal/Diary cover I made recently. It actually started off as a brown paper bag, which I acquired on my first trip to the US in 2009 when I purchased some fabric from a shop in Bird In Hand in Pennsylvania. I later did an on-line course in Mixed Media and one of the lessons was on turning brown paper into faux leather. Just love the look of it. Was easy to do, a little fiddly though and you have to be careful not to tear the paper before it becomes strong enough to sew through. I lined it and made it into a cover for my diary.
One option was to construct a bag, but I didn't have enough of this printed bag, but I think that would be very cool, especially if you have an interesting piece of paper to work with.