My Current Project
These three book-blocks will be diaries, which I am making as Christmas presents.
I have a lovely choice of fabrics!
The light-coloured sprigged fabric and the red, plus the William Morris to the right of it are cottons.
The remainder is a selection of amazing jewel-coloured silks. There are some dupion silk (one colour all through with a slight texture) and some great pieces of tussore/tussah silk (the warp is one colour and the weft another, giving a “shot silk” with a nice slubby texture).
You can’t really see the richness of those colours… they are just wonderful.
I am covering the diaries with fabric – two with the cottons and one with silk. Each will have a silk strip on the spine – like this :
This is a traditionally bound book I made last January, on my book-binding course. My diaries will have a wrap-round spine that is a different colour, like this book.
I have just finished the first book, but it is drying under weights and I don’t want to mess about with it just yet. You will have to wait, if you want to see the Finished Project!
But doesn’t it sound exciting? Go on, admit it!
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The Weather Report
Yesterday lunch time, it started to snow. Big fat snowflakes, so that by 4pm it was like this:
By evening we had about 5 inches on the ground:
It looked rather magical by moonlight.
D. brought in a snowball, which Sherlock thought he should try:
The Snowball Tester
This is as close as he’s been to the snow so far. He looks outside, shivers and walks away huffily! Of course, it is all My Fault!
This morning, 8am sunrise:
The Boys had to go out for a Snowball fight. I couldn’t join in, as my asthma was playing up (boo…), but I watched and took some photos:
They were attacked by some boys, from the other side of the garden wall!
Sadly the snow was too fluffy for good snowballs and they abandoned attempts to make a Snow-Bot, as they just couldn’t get it to stick together.
D. got some snow in his eyes, which scratched him and he had to give up and come inside. Still, they had some fun before that and got some exercise too.
I enjoyed my role, as Official Snowtographer!