Friday, 8 November 2013

Transported back in time on a dark, dull, wet day

It's  just no good bemoaning the fact that winter has hit us here in East Anglia with a vengence.
So on went the wellies, up went the umbrella - and a mad dash to the studio.
 To continue with my scrap book of all things French!

Sorry for the picture quality - it is really hard to get good photos on a dark day
So the above is the out cover (front) - now stitched and attached
 Ditto the back of the book - vintage material onto which I have stitched tea dyed trim.
 The photo I took of the front inside cover of a vintage poster in a frame wasn't successful so I will add it when I finally finish the book - next week.
 This is a better photo of the inside back cover page of sacking. I just need to get some inspiration on how to finish it - I might just add 'FIN'

In real life, this book front looks and is the colour of vintage leather which I machine stitched onto the vintage upholstery material.  I will have to take a close up of the little flowers which I sewed on above the material 'ties'.  They are so cute.  The are fine netting, hand made, with gorgeous little sewn on beaded centres.   I found a length in a charity shop many years ago - it was bright white, and lemon, so I soaked it in coffee grounds and it has really aged them.

Thank you for looking.

I have a busy weekend ahead with family staying - so will have a go at finishing this project next week.


sam21ski said...

Oooh loving your front cover.

Yeah I think you're right, the cold dark nights and days have really set in now haven't they!!

It's a bugger when you can't get decent photo isn't it, you can take 2 and they look completely different colours!!!

Still, you're having fun and that's all that really matters.

Sam xxx

gardenpinks said...

Oh Lottie this is so gorgeous. What fun you have been having creating this wonderful piece of art.
Just hate this darn weather and had to splodge down the hill in my wellies - YUK!!!!!!

Lynn xxxx

Sandies' Patch said...

Ooh La La! Zees scrapbook eez an item of beauty!
It's really something special, you must be so pleased with it!
The trim is beautiful on the cover.
Well done Lottie!

Sandie xxx

Christine B. said...

Hi Lottie, loving your marvelous book. It all looks really wonderful, you are so clever.
It's very wintery up here too. It was never light at all yesterday and it poured down most of the day.
Mind you it's a good excuse to do some crafting. Take care. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Luvcreatincards said...

Your book looks absolutely gorgeous, you have made a brilliant job of staining the material to give it a delightful vintage look. You must be very pleased and proud with the result. the little flowers and bead embellishments are adorable. Hope that you are having a fun weekend.
Lots of love, hugs and warmest best wishes,

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Lotti
I'm so glad to be visiting here and to see your really lovely French scrap book. That cover looks just amazing!
Creating books is such a passion for me too.
Loved the idea of ageing using a heat gun.
I also enjoyed looking at your beautiful chooks. We have at least a dozen here that we so love too!