Friday, September 20, 2013

Another upcycled project

Another one of my upcycled book projects.  On this one I tried a new stitch I had learned in another one of Mary Ann Moss's classes.  I believe this one is called the Double X Binding.  There are 3 signatures in this one.  It's a little tricky because you are working with three signatures at once.  But I finally got the hang of it.  This was my first attempt at this type of binding.

I put it in my Etsy shop.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Heat Embossing

I created a new tutorial on our main website on heat embossing - but it's really 3 tutorials!  Three different ways to heat emboss.  I started with the basic heat embossing technique, but I also shared using an erasable pen and glue dots for other unique ways to emboss with heat! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fabric and Lace Book

I have admired the beautiful lace and fabric books that so many people have been making.  I finally tried my hand at my first one and here is the result.  The covers were actually the easiest part.  I struggled a bit with what to put on the inside pages.  I think I might try one that just has a fabric cover as this one does, but with paper for the inside.  But oh it was fun to use up some of my abundant supply of fabric.  I did not have to purchase one item for this book.  Everything in it was already in my stash.  I have listed it in my Etsy shop, but if it doesn't sell I may just keep it for myself.  :-)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This book has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks waiting for me to post it to Etsy.  I finally got it posted this morning. 
This is a larger version of one I made earlier in the month.  It is another inspired by the Sewn Class by Mary Ann Moss.

You can see more photos on my Etsy page.