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Monday, 1 March 2010

VANILLA SUGAR.....FABRIC ALBUM


Helloooo from a very sunny Cornwall!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at VANILLA SUGAR....sweetly handmade!  Can't believe its the 1st March already....lets hope it warms up now eh!  The challenge this month is to make a fabric book of some kind.  I have love doing this, the only problem being in deciding which fabric to use.  In the end I plumped for cottons after thinking about tweeds for a while haha.  I have followed Kathy's Waffle Sketch 2009#17 for my inspiration. Kathy has some amazing sketches for us all to use, do go and see!

I covered a cheapy 8x8 scrapbook and used bookbinding glue to attach the fabric after I had done all the decoration.  I was going to make a removable cover but then the book would not expand :(.  I wasn't originally going to put lace down the sides but being a mucky mare I got a mark on it hahahahaha


Everything on here, apart from the buttons, is fabric and its very touchy feely!!!!  I was going to make a baby fabric book but I felt it would be bad luck until my step-daughter is passed the early stage don't you?

Do pop over to have a look at what the other DT members did...there is some outstanding work...and do have a go at this fun idea! HUGS XXX

16 comments:

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Karen. The colours and patterns chosen remind me on Candyland by Rusty Pickle which I adore!

Kaz said...

Love this Karen, it's so bright and funky xxx

Angelnorth said...

I love this KAren! The funky heart print fabric is gorgeous and I love your ruffled broderie anglais embellies!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous colours Karen, lovely....x

Kathy said...

oooooh it looks fantastic Karen - love all the touchy-feely stuff, I bet it's a real treat to "fondle" hehe

Thanks for using my sketch - I love what you've produced

tracy said...

thats lovely karen :)

glad you didn't do a baby one though-i was thinking the same as you !!

Carol said...

what a great fabric book Karen - its so vivid...xx

Janice said...

Wow it's fab Karen. Love the bright colours and using the sketch was inspired!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

wow karen, love the funky colours must be all that sunshine gone to your head, brilliant work ju x

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is totally gorjus love the bright colurs truly stunning hugs cheryl xxxxx

Chris said...

ooooh totally gawgus missus... what fabulous colours. eeeeh spring is here already :D
you always put such a lot of work into your fabby creations and it shows... wonderful!!
hugs
chris xx

June said...

Beautiful work Karen. I dont have a machine or anything to make this kind of thing but i so admire the beauty of it. Gorgeous art as always
hugs June xxxxxxxx

Ruth said...

Love love love the colours, textures and stitching!!

Crafty Dawn said...

Love the fabric book, so pretty and I love tactile thingstoo.

Your TIO is yum too. Was nice to see you on my blog please feel free to stop by again lol

Love Dawn xx

Gez said...

Lovely Karen & perfect for Miss Tornado me thinks.xx

purplepaint said...

Oh I love this!!! I'm going to have to put your blog on my favorites!!! :)