Here's what I have done so far...
This is the first part of my spread. It's unfinshed at the moment as the 'bodice' style lacing I had in mind for the front looked terrible when I did it so I need to rethink. Maybe I just need to change the thread I was using? I am not sure yet. This is a first for me, making a complete spread almost entirely in fabric. It's all hand sewn and I hope you are able to enlarge it to get a good look at it! The fabric is all scrap from the 2nd hand shop (someone's curtain off-cut) and the round discs are actually from roofing nails. I found them on the ground at the hospital (they're renovating) complete with the right coloured paint remains in places. What a find! The 'page' has thick cardboard inserted between the fabric layers.
Inside the page above I have started on one of my other ideas. I was inspired by this fantastic artwork to create a spread that allowed for lots of other things to be 'found' by the person enjoying the book. The folded fabric piece opens up to reveal the piece shown below. This fabric was dyed with a strong brew of tea and is slightly more copper toned than the background fabric which was dyed with coffee. The circular embellishment was from a dolie I took apart and dyed with tea also. (There's a white one of the first page which you may have spotted.) The white fabric is where the other pieces will be attached too as soon as I know what they are!
Inside the little folded fabric book. Incase you missed the origins of the bird fabric you can see it here. I I have to say I am pretty pleased with the way it came out! There's a close up of this page below so you don't have to try and do yoga to see it proparly :)
Detail of the back of the folded fabric book. It won't open this way in the book as it is stitched down into it's folded position so I thought I had better photograph it before it was stitched! Below is the promised close up of the bird and nest printed fabric.
Debrina has also been busy with the book she recieved so please drop by her blog to see what another 'reduxer' has been up too.
Hope your all well and happy and enjoying the start of the festive season!