Sunday, 23 October 2011

They're all in black and white.

I've been hanging on to some black fabrics and lace pieces for a while knowing that I would be inspired one day. I pulled them out a couple of weeks ago and this is how they turned out.

I wanted to make a smaller journal, just the size to fit in a handbag!!!
'Tales from my Heart'.

The three signatures have lots of black and white lace.
Little pieces of glove leather.
Some of the paper pages have been left blank for journalling.
I loved making this!!!

With fabrics left over on to the next.....
My quilters books are always popular so this time 'Embroidery' is my theme.
I love the cameo against the lace and the silk ribbons to tie.
I've tried to include lots of inspiration in the three signatures and
I have to say, I was so pleased with the construction of this journal, it came out really well.
There are pockets and pictures.
Spaces to write notes and scrapbook.
These two will be for sale on my stand at Cowslip Christmas Fair.

Finally I've started on another Journal.
Soft blues, natural creams and white.
Here's the three signatures all prepared.....
And the front cover waiting for some hand stitching. I bought the sari silk chiffon from Knitting and Stitching, the colours are perfect don't you think.

I'll be busy, busy, busy for the next couple of weeks but I'm loving it!!!!
Have a great week.
xox Angela.


Sandie said...

So beautiful (as always). I've always tried to put a name to your style and it has just come to me - exuberant!

Dorthe said...

Angela, they are fabolous all, I LOVE them-the black/white is fantastic-you will sell them at no time-

Denise said...

I love your ideas.I have several fabric wall hangings I made this past spring.I also make journals too. I just now got the idea after reading your post to turn my wall hangings into journal covers.There's only so many wall hangings a person can use but I can use unlimited amount of I go...thank you

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello Angela, I've no doubt that your journals will sell fast. They are all so beautiful.
Hava a lovely busy week :-)!
Hugs to you,

Judy said...

Love your pretty works.
Patti Culea is lovely. I did a workshop with her in the 1990's!!!I love her Creative ...(?) forgot name sorry..I carried that book with me for months!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

These are all gorgeous! I wouldn't know which one to chose. Love the black and white theme.It would take me months to turn out one with you holding my hand all the way!!!! You are amazing!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Angela,

Your journals are exquisite, and know how quickly they will sell. I love all the detail you have put into the pages.

Happy Thursday

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are amazing! I love the black and white combo! beautiful details and darling images!

suziqu's thread works said...

Angela your black and white journals are simply beautiful - it is great to be able to bring out these special saved bits and create such gorgeous pages with them. Truly inspirational!
I love them.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Angela!
OH MY GOSH...these are absolutely gorgeous. I've never seen anything quite like these before...what a wonderful Keepsake! I bet my girls would LOVE something like that...they're both very much into things that are different. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message on my was nice to 'see' you! Have a wonderful weekend!
Maura :)