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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Thursday, 15 December 2011

I made books.

Handmade Books

With cartridge paper inside.
These were inspired by a book Miss 19 has. She is completely in love with her book. Hers looks handmade, so I thought I could make some myself too. They were a lot of fun to make and involved two of my favourite things, paper and fabric. I just love sewing through paper on my sewing machine! Not sure if it is the element of the forbidden that thrills me so much, or not. I must have a lot of rules and regulations in my head I think. Some that I don't even realise are there. One of them must read: "Never sew paper on your sewing machine". A few years ago I was reading through a Leanne Beasley book which had some paper and fabric sewn together in it. As I was admiring it I said to Mrs 27 that I would have to buy or designate a "paper" sewing machine. She just looked at me blankly and told me I could just use my machine, she does. What a bombshell! It took me ages to get my head around that concept. Now I sew paper on my machine as if it is nothing. (Just another of the many things I have learnt from my children.)

5 comments:

Lotti said...

I really like your books ... they are so nice.

Pip said...

I keep my old needles for when I sew paper, which is not often admittedly, but seeing your books I now have a hankering to have a go myself.

Shay said...

Kris these look brilliant. You'll have to show us how it's done. I want to make some !These would make great gifts for the girls at work .

picklesticks said...

Love your books! I need to make some more and am thinking pieced is the way to go.

Leanne said...

Your posts always make me smile.