Monday, July 20, 2015

fiddly, finicky, phew!

writing a book seems to me to be a pretty daunting thing

stitching one - well, almost as much i think

but i did love every minute of it

the bling book is done now...


first in a series of small treatises on special subjects

i used bits and pieces from various experimentations with needle and thread, adding shiny bits along the way


i think my favourite thing i stumbled on whilst working on and in this little book are the tiny cluster of bead knots that kept springing up here and there - most definitely the finickiest of them all


but oh so pretty!


beaded "bullion" knots


 below, a failed attempt at pin-tucks was given new life with a meandering bit of strung beads intertwined with sparkly thread


tiny sequins add just enough sparkle



a wonderful sampling of shiny, sparkly things, and proof that a little bit goes a long way

this has been a perfect summertime project... easy to pick up and put down, nothing terribly involved, just playing with pretty bits and pieces - it's lovely now to turn the finished pages but i'm kind of sad it's done 
wondering which book to try my hand at next - i'm almost thinking it might be easiest to just put all the subjects into a hat and pull out the next one... 

volume two to be released soon...

15 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooh - I do so love me the sparkly things! Anxious to see volume two....

Marie said...

Oh my goodness...your books are *exquisite*

Createology said...

I am thoroughly loving your beautiful yet simply stitched "Bling" book. This is the perfect venue for saving/savoring/showcasing tiny bits of stitchery work. You are truly amazing my friend. No matter what Book Two will be I know you will give it your full attention until it is as special and perfect as Book One. High on Life July...

deanna7trees said...

don't you love finding a use for those bits and pieces. love your little book. i'm planning on making one for a friends birthday....best get started.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Jillayne, can't wait to see the sequel!

oldgreymareprimitives said...

a wonderful journey....
<3

Rachel said...

Yes, it's charming. It will be interesting to see where your next volume takes you!

karen said...

love it....will you use it?

Marj Talbot said...

I love the bead knots. I look forward to volume two - love to read your posts. A nice project to pick up in this hot weather.

lynn said...

I love those bead clusters, what a beautiful book you will have
thanks as always for the inspiration

Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful way of showing little masterpieces and tiny bling parts ,too.
A beautiful, bling book, dear Jillayne, Hugs, Dorthe

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jillayne, beautiful bits of bling to share in your book. It is simply lovely and filled with tiny charm. Love it.
Have a nice day. cm

FredaB said...

Great little book. I think you have us all thinking "Books".

Hugs
FredaB

foxyloon said...

Lovely work. The page with a photo of your work is very interesting.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Such a neat idea Jillayne! Your Bling book looks so creative and wonderful and a fun piece of work. I'm looking forward to volume 2 as well.