I've missed a few weeks, as it's been pretty busy here. What's more, today is actually Friday and I'm late for this week too! However, I have made a few things during my busy spell and my worktable was busy this week, so I thought I would show you what's been going on here. I'm afraid they're all "finished" photos now, as I forgot to take my In Progress desk shot - sorry!
This notebook is a gift for a friend. I was in Cambridge for a day last week and spent some time in the wonderful Fitzwilliam Museum. This card was for sale in their shop. It's an image from an old Russian matchbox; the museum has a number of these matchboxes, all decorated with interesting and artistic designs.
My friend loves all things Zebra, so I bought the card, then decided to add a section of paper and make it into a useful notebook for her bag. I haven't given it to her yet - I hope she will like it!
Red Leather Sketchbook
This is another gift - it must be Giving Nice Things to your Friends Week!
A lovely artist I know did something wonderful for me last week. I decided I would love to send her a present, to show how much I appreciate her, as she's become a lovely friend over the past few months. Bright red and turquoise are a common theme in her colour palette and somehow I associate them with her, so I chose a bright piece of red leather and some beautiful deep turquoise handmade Thai tissue to line it. I cut pages from smooth white drawing paper and special cold-pressed watercolour paper, then stitched it all together.
A couple more shots, to show off its loveliness. I really like this book and was so excited to send it off.
The book was finished and ready to send - in fact she has now received it and was as surprised and pleased as I had hoped!
These two have now been replaced with some more piles of paper and leather - more journals on the way. Watch this space!
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That's my contribution to the WOYWW Story this week - thanks for reading.
Why not pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what else is going on in the crafting world?