One of the best things about having several projects going at one time, is that there is always something to work on. Sometimes, projects are put away and long periods of time pass before I pull them down and work on them. For this altered book, I removed all the pages, glued several of them together and made three signatures that I will bind back into the book when I am finished working in it. I don't even remember when I started this altered book. This is a fun book to work in and I always enjoy it. No theme or rules other than I try to use a small portion of the original page images even if it's only a tiny portion.
Pages full of fantasy that are collage in it's simplest form. This form of altered book is a good mindless activity almost like doodling. A doodling with images.
There is a category over on the left side column if you want to see more pages in this "Stay for Tea" altered book.
I heard from quite a few people who would like to get their hands on the Pirate Paisley Market Tote. These bags are the poly non-woven type of shopping bag that can be found at grocery stores. (They will have the HEB store logo on the short sides)
For all of you who asked but can't find one, I have a limited quantity available for purchase. I will take the shopping button down when I have run out of bags but if quantity runs out, I will refund any purchase that I can't fulfill.
1 bag for $4.50 which includes first class postage within USsold out
A journal page from the "secrets" journal that is just about ordinary daily stuff. I love Paisley and I love Jolly Roger Did you hear my squeal when I was at my local market this morning and spotted these market totes? That's all I am going to blog about today. When a market tote is this perfect, there is nothing left to say.
Now that I am back from a hectic crazy trip last week, I will have more time to work on the gypsy wagon.
Since I love before and after pictures, I will insert a few "befores" every so often. The reading nook before. Complete with the impossibly uncomfortable love seat and check out those horrid valances and curtains. The valances boxes only had one purpose and that was to provide a place for the cats to practice their circus act. The new improved reading nook in the gypsy wagon. A work in progress with a space that is actually comfortable. I used the wire curtain system from IKEA and I love it. I like to toss the wool shawl over the end of the curtain rod making it handy for cooler winter nights.
The plan is for an overload of layered patterns, colors and textiles. A different look with the curtains open. The gypsy wagon will be an on going project, something like living in a journal. A cocoon of paper, paint, stencil and fabric. A close up of the wall. I will be sharing more pictures as I continue to make progress.
Now I wonder if the gypsy wagon is slowly turning into a traveling visual journal on wheels. I am thinking of adding little bits and notes about the places we travel, when we make camp and tales from along the road.
I only wished I had started the floor first. But now that I have figured out how to manage the slide part, I will tackle that project this spring. It will involve a laminate floor and a Persian rug attached on the slide part. If only I had thought of that a few months ago.
did you notice the complete change up with the TV, more on that later here's a side by side so you don't have to scroll all the way back up