Sunday, May 6, 2018

Journal "Listening for Wisdom"

This is my latest book entitled
"Listening to Wisdom"!
I have for many years - dare I say about 50
 been a follower of the most wonderful
Persion Poet, Rumi
and I have devoted many of his quotes
to a journal I have just completed.





 So many elements have been added to this book
including a rusted finding for closure with string,




  many images from daVinci's artworks,



 


vintage ledger papers, vintage music papers,


 


 collaged and patchworked fabrics,



 


dyed vintage linens and laces,


 tags,



scrapbooking papers,


 

scripted fabrics, machine stitched quote by me,







 and a variety of plant stamped pages.




This journal has now been listed in my Etsy shop


 

If you wish to make your own book using my style of bookmaking
then visit Creative Workshops
to find all the details of how you can enrol
and follow along using your own particular theme and style.

Thanks all for visiting and I wish you many happy days
creating or just feeling happy and contented 
within yourselves!

Suzy xox  


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lace for Creations - Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 43

As many of you know I just love to create with
vintage/antique doilies and laces
and,
over the years of collecting, I have quite
a stash and I'm thinking it is time
to be sharing these out
so whilst in the process of sorting I decided to take
a few photos for sharing of some 
neutral coloured beauty for
Simply Neutrals Tuesday today.



I have many different types of lace and doilies of various sizes
and have them sorted into baskets with their particular 
size

 


for different projects as well as 


 


 various linens, serviettes, curtains and crochet trimmings 


 

and tablecloths.


Just a couple of baskets of small doilies stacked



as well as medium sizes.


 


There are also some very old more torn and tattered
pieces which often end up in journals
and lace books, cards or collages.


 
  

 and there are some which I just love to admire
and I know they will never see the
approach of a pair of scissors LOL!



and some special pieces which I love to see on display
as inspiration!

 



 






 (A little book I created sits upon this one!)


Shelves with boxes of other pieces
and
the doilies which end up in books I create like these!


 

So for all intents and purposes
I have put together some sets of doilies like the ones below












which I feel are perfect for use in creations such as collages,
journals, bags, wall hangings, cards, scrapbooking etc. as they
are strong and less delicate and are therefore
able to stand handling for a very long time! 

These can be found in my Etsy shop!
 ♥♥♥ 
Now if you have a love of all things beautiful in natural colours
then pop over to Wen's Blog to see some amazing
creations and images there!

Thank you Wen for hosting our Simply Neutrals for another week.
We appreciate so much the work that goes into making
this gathering happen!

Love and hugs to all of my blogging friends here -
new and old. I'm grateful to all of you who come and visit and leave such kind comments! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

XOX Suzy
 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Birthday Card - Simply Neutrals Tuesday 42

Dear Friends thank you for popping into read my blog
again today and I would love to welcome my
new followers here also!

I'm sharing a special Birthday Card
which I made for a wonderful woman whom I met recently
and have the pleasure of sharing some morning teas with.

This is for Alice who will be celebrating her
95th Birthday at her new book launch of Short Stories
next week.



 

 Alice is a well loved and respected woman
of our local community







 and this is her third book to be published!


 

 (I love this beautiful linen fabric with printed trees
as it is so representative of the Australian
bush land where Alice grew up!)

 Such an amazing achievement at this ripe age of 95
and I have no doubt her family and friends
will be there to honour her
and
the occasion!


Come and join us over at Wen's blog to see what other articles
in neutrals you will see there this week!
Thanks Wen for hosting this party again this week for the
pleasure of so many viewers!

xox Suzy

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Angel Friends - Simply Neutrals Tuesday No.40

 


 Everyone knows just how much I enjoy creating 
books and journals!

 

 especially with vintage laces and fabrics!



This particular one incorporated the use of some of my 
eco-dyed silks!
I remember also using some vintage
wall paper from a house which we
renovated! So pretty -
 



serviettes and logan berry dyed doilies!

 




It's always fun and interesting to see how different
media combine and work together -
yes another challenge worth trying! 
This one has already found it's new home! 




Sharing these pages on Wen's blog at
Hope you can come on over to see what other neutrals
you might find there!

Thanks Wen for hosting this line-up again for another week!

Thanks to everyone who is so kind to come and visit me
here to see what I have been up to lately! 

Have a great week and hugs to you all!

xox Suzy 

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