Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Hydrangea was a gift for Susan at the end of school. It has been blooming for over a month and is still covered with buds. The Hibiscus is a plant that Susan got for me because of my knee replacement surgery. It is so gorgeous...The center is red...One day it had 14 blooms and is now covered with buds...we had a bad hail storm and the leaves took quite a beating, but it has recovered and is ready to bloom again. Hopefully it will bloom all summer...it reminds me of Acapulco where they grow wild.
These are 3 pages (well really six pages or 3 spreads) I have just completed in a Traveling Journal. This Journal is one of the projects that I have been envolved with in the Serendipity Journal Group, this project is in its 6th month and all of the journals are just awesome....I can't wait to see my journal that is in the UK at this time. It is great to see the pictures but to hold the journals in your hands and be able to read everyones entries is just the best.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Butterfly Book necklace is a little "Diddy" I made up for Christy. I is a butterfly image folded in half with butterfly shaped signature sewn into the middle and a blue ribbon for the necklace. Then some fun fibers added for sparkle (OMG I do love sparkle)...these went off to Florida yesterday with the book below. I hope they enjoy both....
This is a small children's board book that I altered using a butterfly theme...I got quotes from the Internet and butterfly images from everywhere...including some terrific paper that I got in San Francisco at the Flax store (I could live at this store). The back grounds consist of tissue paper, raw silk samples and some printed pages from a 1880's book. I used all kinds of embellishments from paper dollies, glazes, silk flowers and lots of fibers.