Friday, 24 July 2009

July Swaps


These two lovely books are actually a June swap that Alis of Unlimited Textiles made for me. Alis has not been well, and was a bit late with her swap, and wanted to make up for it! Well, as you can see, she certainly did that handsomely! The larger Notebook at the back I will use for special Quotations I want to keep, and the little book at the front is a mini star book - it opens out into a star shape when you 'turn it inside out' when putting both covers together. You can then hang it from the loops at the top of the spine.


It is so pretty, completely made of painted watercolour paper and other fancy papers, with lovely little treasures adhered inside. It is approximately 3" x 4" and even has a 'V' paper clip on the front! I love it and thankyou again Alis.


July theme for the Quiltie (5" x 5") was Seasons - and this little beauty was made for me by Sandy, which as you see is Fall. Sandy used ultrasuede for the leaf and added loads of beads - what patience! Just gorgeous Sandy, thankyou again.



This is my interpretation of Seasons, which is A British Summer - Sunshine and Showers! That seems to be the constant forecast this Summer - every day we hear it - more of the sunshine and less of the showers please - that's what I say! I made this for June and she was delighted.


And finally..... Calendar Girls swap for July

This was our inspiration, provided by Pippa.

This is my interpretation which I made for Debbi. It started off as a piece of crumpled kitchen foil adhered to some fabric, then I added gesso, some paint, bit more paint, some gauze, more paint, a bit more gesso, and more paint, till I was happy. Debbi has received it and is absolutely delighted.

Sandy made this interpretation for me. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to get touchy feely with it (I've pinched the pic. from Sandy's Blog - hope she doesn't mind!) but I do know it is on its way.....
There have been some super cards this month, and if you would like to see the others, just click on the Calendar Girls Logo on the right hand side.


8 comments:

quiltchick said...

Ohh Val...lovely treasures you've got there. Isn't kitchen foil a wonderful medium to work with!

Heather said...

This is a super post Val. I love those books and the quilties are great too. Your calendar interpretation is so clever - how ingenious to work with foil.

Sandy said...

Those books are wonderful. I mailed the pc before the quiltie-wonder where it is.

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Val - what a wonderful post - so much to look at! And that gorgeous CG postcard has a VERY special place over my desk (and I am sure I will feel cool looking at it in a few months when we get into our summer temperature extremes) PS We have the same blog background (can you tell I normally read from Google Reader)!

sharon young said...

Lovely swaps, Val, I love our British summer, sooo.....
true.
Must catch up with the CG PC's now.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi,

I am so pleased to have found your blog! Mine is usually a textile blog, but has been a "seasidey" quite recently. Hoping to get back to textile art work again soon. It's so nice to see your work

Carolyn

www.carolynsaxby.blogspot.com

MargaretR said...

Love all the work here and a great little summer quiltie too :)

Alis said...

Glad you like the books Val, thank you for making them look good in the photo.
Love the postcards and the inspiration was great.