Sunday, May 29, 2011

What Do You See Finis

Over the last few months, I did a swap with the QB5 girls and
Carole finally (she lives a long way from us)
got all of her hoops back that she had sent out to us.
Above is what she sent us to work with. So now I can show you what I made for her....
Using what she sent (first photo) and adding some of my things...
I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to use it all.
I wanted this to be like a scrapbook.
So using her fabric and some of mine, I made a little book.
The girl in my story went to Paris with her friends for the opening
of the Eiffel Tower.
They had a great weekend, but she had a falling out with her boyfriend.
I added a vintage photo of some relative of mine with a group of friends... and
I scratched one of the men out.... you know how girls do that!
She found some stuff on the streets of Paris and added that in to her little scrapbook.

I added a heart of French Knots first...

Below is a cigarette card and a doily from the weekend... Here you can see the photo with "you know who" scratched out, some buttons and beads and a fleur de lis I added (it's a brad)... also some lace and a millinery flower... Below she scribbled on a ticket that she lost an earring that weekend. I added a page of felt and made a felt heart into a pocket to hold the note. I wish I had tea dyed the felt first.... but I didn't, so I just tried to distress it abit. I used the earring she didn't lose ... on the front of the book. I sewed some fake pearls on to fasten the book together and stitched my name under the book. Go to Carole's and see what everyone else's "take" on it was...

13 comments:

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

This is wonderful. Love the little book.

Hugs
Jackie

Suz said...

you guys are something else, linda. i love your hoops, both given and received, and i will hop over to her site! i think the girl had her first cigarette after she broke up with her boyfriend!
big hugs and thanks for such beautiful fun!
suz

Margaret said...

I mean really Lidna, what a wonder you are!! we need to do another challenge that involoves you making ME a fabric storybook! Fab and dopple fabbyness!!

carole brungar said...

You want to know a secret? That heart made of french knots is my absolute very fav thing! I would like to cut that page out and put it in my wallet and carry it everywhere with me! xx thank you for making such a special thing.

Hope said...

What a lovely and fun idea! I love all the french knots. My grandma taught me how to do those. I love them!
XO~Hope

~*~Patty S said...

Oh this is a splendid reveal Linda...getting to see your book page by page as you tell that fab story...Love it so much!!!

I still have Nathalie's lovely smooshed tin to post about OMG...where does the time go!

You really outdid yourself and got into that hoop!
oxo

kandeland said...

very creative! lovely colors too! I love seeing what your group does..gotta go to Carole's and check out more. Happy Memorial Day,xo nat

Lorrie said...

I think you must have had a wonderful time creating this work. It sounds like a lot of fun. What a great idea!

Coleen said...

That was quite a project. You did a great job, so fun. Linda, I thought we were already following each other, but I'm following you as of now. Come visit when you get a chance and I"d love it if you followed.

Blessings
Coleen in Ukraine
www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

Jeanie said...

Oh, my goodness -- this is amazing in every way. If Carole didn't go nuts when she saw it, shame on her! I love how completely you thought it all through. Stunning!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I'm with Margaret-- a cloth book swap!

I'm glad you showed the inside. What a great story!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Very clever, Linda Jo! I love the material. There are so many cool elements.

myartsdesire said...

Oh Linda! This little fabric scrapbook you made, when added to your delightful imagination is just the best!!! I laughed out loud at the scribbled out face. She should have burned him out with her cigarette! ha ha ha! "At the opening of the Eiffel Tower"...oh, to have actually been present for such an event. What a FUN post! Xo, Sue