Saturday, November 30, 2013

puttering away...

slowly but surely i am making some progress...

cutting up the fabric i made for book pages and cards

it's so much more fun to make unique things with well, unique things 

the starry fabric is getting cut up ruthlessly

no time for sentimentality, just snip, snip, snip

and little stars are appearing everywhere...

the card below is finished as well, stitched and stuck

little snippets of lace and silk, with tiny stitches... star stitches

a christmas card that can just as easily be framed and enjoyed year-round

below is a page from one of the star books

they're a new book-binding technique for me and I am liking it very much

little art star books

i'm adding only a few details, leaving lots of room for the recipient to add their own

i could spend hours and hours making these pages... but time's a'wasting and monday night is coming fast

tomorrow i'll be back to show you the books themselves...

and one last spectacle of stars

then it's elves!


Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These are beautiful and sure to go "shooting" off your sales table. So very pretty to frame as you have said.

Createology said...

I do hope you sign your work as it is original and beautiful and amazing. Your cards and pages are simply starry stunning!!! I do hope you are able to share some photos (taken before the crowds) of your sale after it is all over and you are sold out. Wishing I could be there in person dear. Stars of Bliss...

Marj Talbot said...

That card is so beautiful - it should be framed. I can't wait to see your little star books - hope you have a successful sale - wish I could be there.
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects. Your talent is so appreciated and recognized.

Suztats said...

I agree- your card should be framed! It's gorgeous, Jillayne, and I love all the little pieces you've brought together in this creation. Isn't it funny how sometimes the smallest pieces take the most time, but then become the most cherished?

karen said...'re definitely the star queen!! I love the second last image....

lynn said...

i loved when you were creating the stars, but the finished pieces are gorgeous... the cards will truly be something that is worthy of being framed.. i know i would.. lol
the muted colors and the whimsy of the stitching makes it perfect..
thank you for sharing
big hugs

Celestina Marie said...

Jillayne, these cards are amazing and you are amazing. I love all your stitched details. The stars are gorgeous and anyone would treasure a card like this. Your work is so worthy of a special feature in a magazine.

Wishing you a creative week.

Karen B. said...

Dear Jillayne,
just love your work! Everything is just so beautiful!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Dorthe said...

Oh Jillayne, your cards are just so beautiful,- love the stars, and so amazing embroiedered lacy card -WONDERFUL dear.