After a bit of a break I'm back.
First I would like to say how sorry I was to learn that Jill from 'Land of the Big Sky' blog had passed away. I know she was having problems but she was such a trooper and it seemed to happen so suddenly, I cannot get her off of my mind and will miss her beautiful paintings.
Sometimes in these horrible times it's hard to keep positive. Some days I don't want to do anything and then I give myself a good talking to and get on with it. Yesterday I did almost nothing and so today I have got up and got on.
The Fabric Journal is almost finished, it's been a long slog sometimes to keep motivated but I'm glad I have now that I can see the end.
Front and back just need the backing now to be complete.
I have put eyelets in the spine and will thread ribbon through to keep the whole lot together.
The back and front are yet to be done but here are the pages waiting to go.
These are the eyelets I have used and recommend them.
They are able to go through quite a thickness.
I have a couple more pages complete, the cat head and the willow and a couple of pages downstairs to complete for the back of these but the bulk of it is done.
If in the future I want to add more pages the eyelet method enables me to add them with no bother.
Off to the seafront now to relax with a take away coffee.
Have a lovely weekend.
That journal is so beautiful. I especially love the cat and willow tree page.ReplyDelete
Outstanding Briony! So impressive such a lot of thought and creativity has gone into this! I DO like the cats head. I presume it is for you because if it is a gift...wow! Keep well Amanda xReplyDelete
Your work is always exquisite! You're right we have to just keep on keeping on even though all the chaos around us is going onReplyDelete
It's an amazing work of art - a beautiful journal. Huge congratulations on this achievement.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about your friend, Briony. Yes, it's sometimes hard these days to stay positive but your beautiful journal sure does help! It's gorgeous. I hope the sea & your take away coffee helped to boost your spirits. We all must take the boosting wherever we can find it, eh? Love you~ Andrea xoxoReplyDelete
What beautiful work! I am especially in awe of the kitty head, but it's all wonderful. Maybe when spring is truly here, you will feel more upbeat. By March, I am ready for a change, and get a "dragged down" feeling if the cold continues.ReplyDelete
The willow is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about Jill, and agree that is difficult to stay positive in these times. But your fabric journal is fabulous. hugs to you. xReplyDelete
You always make such lovely things Briony. It's such a treat to see a piece of your embroidery.ReplyDelete
That is seriously beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your fabric journal is amazing! I didn't know Jill or her blog, but if it's any consolation, I'm feeling the same way about struggling to stay positive. It's just a difficult time.ReplyDelete
Wow, so beautiful, good job. Keep on keeping on.ReplyDelete
The journal is wonderful, a future heirloom. Yes it was so sad about Jill and so sudden. She was so brave.ReplyDelete
Your journal is a work of art Briony - a true heirloom piece. xReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your blog friend.ReplyDelete
Your journal is absolutely beautiful.
Wow, it's gorgeous. Well worth all the time and effort.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous journal and I'm glad you mentioned Jill because we weren't sure what the form was for writing about other bloggers. We felt very emotional when we read her family's post announcing her death. It seemed she had been posting about her happy place and the beauty in her world and was suddenly gone. We miss her inspiration too. Hope you enjoyed the seafront. xxx F & Mr TReplyDelete
My word I don't think I have ever seen anything so beautiful, it is a work of art. You are one talented lady. Like you I was saddened by Jill's death and so unexpected.ReplyDelete
Your fabric journal is a most ingenious creative idea. From the title, we wondered what this could be but now see it as a wonderfully tactile book which can be leafed through and gazed upon with fond memories of its creation and, no doubt, the fragments that have been collected together to make the whole.
The one you show looks very delicate and fine, clearly the result of many hours of careful and detailed work. However, we cannot help but think that a fabric journal would be a lovely present for a small child if there were no removal parts on each of the 'pages'. Surely, it would be a delightful first book to be played with and even chewed a little!!
And, what amazing designs you have used on each of your fabric pages. The composition and colours really highlight your creative mind. A work of art indeed.
Hello Jane, this book is for my daughter and she will pass it on to my Grandson both of whom will I know look after it. You were right, it has taken so many hours to make but worth every minute.Delete
Your Journal is a Treasure! Something wonderful for generations to come.ReplyDelete
I love your work and enjoy seeing what you are up to and always love anything those cat kids of yours are up to. Have an AMAZING week!! I hope Tom is doing well!!
Oh wow! its beautiful!ReplyDelete
Are you on facebook? There is a group on there that makes these books. The group is english, she is also on instagram.
Hi Julie, long time no communication. How are you now, I know you had a tough time a while ago.Delete
I am on face book, what is the name of the lady who makes these books on face book. Love to hear from you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's taken a long time as I get bored and stop and start but even I think it's not half bad and I am usually critical of my own work.
I've taken your email so if you want to delete the reply........Delete
One day, many years from now, you will follow Jill to The Land of the Big Sky. I hope that you will make a point of leaving your beautiful and unique fabric journal to your grandson Tom. Accidentally, it is a faithful reflection of who you are and of your zest for life.ReplyDelete
It is going to go to my daughter and she will pass it on to Tom.Delete
That is good. Thanks.Delete