Monday, 25 October 2010

More keepsake journals.

I've been really busy making for my Chrismas Fairs, more of Lillas banners which I love! Loads of little French themed purses, but most of all I am loving these Quilters keepsakes.
This one has lots of faded blue florals

                                                     and this one is in faded coffee and pink.

I like to imagine that it has been passed down from mother to daughter, there are layers of fabrics and lace that hold special memories and all stitched in many layers to represent years of repairs.

                                 On the first page is a needle holder, then a pocket and a quote.
                                 The next page has a tape measure and a pocket for bits of fabric.
                                 These two pages have pockets for ribbons, lace and  quilt labels.
                                  This is the back cover, I love the fabric, it was my last little bit.

                                   The next pictures are the inside of the pink and coffee version.






                                                       This last picture is the back cover.

 I've already started on some more as my Christmas fair is at Cowslip where there will be lots of Quilters around to buy them.    Trouble is I sometimes don't want to part with them.

I'll also be putting one in my Etsy Shop in the next couple of days but which one, please help me choose!!

Hope you are all busy with your creating and thank you all for your comments, they make me smile and I love every one I get.

Have a great week,
xox Angela.

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful work!! I love it. Hugs. Tammy

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Those are the most charming journals! I love the fabrics you've used, and all the little details make them even more special!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Awesome! I just love the fabric you chose
and the lace, makes me think of Victorian
times, that is for sure! They will make
wonderful gifts for that special person,
who sews!

Bear Hugs~Karen

debi said...

Angela, your keepsake journals are just gorgeous! What a wonderful creation!

I love your beautiful blog!!!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog re the gallery! ;)

soggibottom said...

Good luck with your craft fayre's Angela.
Keep warm and dry :-)xxx

sonya said...

Hi Angela,
I'm so glad you stopped by my new blog! I love your keepsake journals! The fabric is beautiful.You are very talented.
My twin's name is Angela, so it will be easy to remember your name. I would LOVE to visit your country some day, if I could just talk my husband into it! Everytime I watch an english movie or show I always feel at home. Isn't that weird? I do have english heritage, maybe there is something to that?
Love your blog. Will be back for sure. Have a great week.
Blessings,
Sonya

Home and Heart said...

What a GORGEOUS set of journals! They make a gal's heart go pitter pat!! Very special!

Marilyn said...

Angela, these are positively stunning. You are SO talented. I wish we lived closer so I could hold them in my hands ... just beautiful my friend. Hugs and xoxox Marilyn

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Angela:
Such a lovely place to visit! I've added your blog to the blog links on my sidebar so I don't miss a single post. Hope you have a creative week.
xoxo
Donna

Suzann said...

Hello Angela,
I am new to blogging and I am just in awe of how creative you women are!!
I just love the journals you have made they are so lovely!!!
Suzann

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both sooooo gorgeous! I love the fabrics you selected and the beautiful embellishments! awesome work!