Tuesday, September 13, 2011

That Third Dimension

It looks like the JCS 2011 Ornament issue is arriving in peoples mailboxes and in the shops. I haven't got my copy yet, but I saw a picture of ornament I did for it. I wasn't sure how well the single photo would convey what it was, so I've got a few more pictures to show you.

It's a book. The red fabric "Tango" from Picture This Plus reminded me of the faded red leather of old books. I used Belle Soie to emboss a little pattern into my leather, then finished it with some felt pages. The back has the same border as the front with my initials and date, and a dainty pattern on the spine.




17 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet! A flat picture doesn't give any impression of it being a little book at all. It reminds me of some of the books I have safely stored away from the early 1900's. My copy of The Professor by Charlotts Bronte looks a lot like that.

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  2. That's really pretty and very versatile.

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  3. Oh what a brilliant design!

    The inside, instead of being felt, could have a separate small stitched for each family member.

    Or if you like the design but don't "do" Christmas, change the wording on the front and it is a perfect Needleminder.

    Brilliant design! One of your best! But then I am biased towards books ..

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  4. PTP has a few other fabric colors that I have been eying that look like other antique leather colors - a dark brown and a blackish one. I've thought about doing a small group of books with the full finishing instructions as a leaflet. Thoughts?

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  5. Tracy, that's a great idea. I'm imagining a teeny tiny bookshelf now filled with antique style fabric books....oooohhhh....

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  6. That is so lovely. What a very clever idea.

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  7. I'm wondering what some of the book titles might be ....

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  8. "Queen Of The Mandalas" "From Ink To Infinity" "The Circle Line" just a few to be getting on with...

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  9. What a great idea, I will be making one of these, or maybe two ;-)

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  10. So cool! Got to keep my eyes out for that magazine in the stores.

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  11. I love it! I haven't recieved my ornament issue yet! ;(. Hopefully soon! Your idea sounds lovely! All those little books! I would love them as needle minders/books!

    Melissa

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  12. Tracy it is lovely! Glad that you posted more pix as I did not realize it was a book. Please do more they would make great gifts.

    Pat

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  13. I love it!!!!! Then again, I'm an avid reader and book collector who also loves to stitch.

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  14. Tracy...what a lovely ornament!! I know some book lovers so this would be the perfect gift for them!! I just wanted to say I love Ink Circle designs, I'm working on one now!!

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  15. I love this design! It's perfect for library science students like me. Can't wait to stitch it.

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