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Sunday, June 6, 2010

LIFE'S A STITCH



















A Fabric Accordian Book


I made this little fabric book for the Mini Scrap Book Trade on FAT (Fiber Art Traders).  Wanda the hostess posted a link to Teesha Moore's website where she demonstrated these stitched covers.  The instructions for the trade were that we could fill the entire scrap book or leave some space for our partner to embellish.  I decided to leave a few spaces for my partner.  After studying various mini-books, I decided to make an accordian book with fabric pages. I used Pel-Tex as a base for the pages.  The title "Life's a Stitch" is stamped on the first page.  Since it is a "scrap" book, I used scraps from my studio to embellish the pages.  The fabrics are actually leftover quilt bindings that are stitches to the pages.  The stamps are from the Sew Special collection by Clear Art Stamps.  I made the butterfly on the front cover a few years ago with my embroidery machine.  A button and silk flower complete the fabric book.   This trade enabled me to again "use my stash".  One of my goals for the year.  Thanks to Wanda for a great trade. 


6 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

That is so pretty! It would be a great gift for someone who is just learning how to sew. Fill it with sewing notions.

PeggyR said...

That turned out great! I'm in that swap also!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Pam, you did a great job! This is such a fun swap. I need to get busy and work on more!

Melinda Cornish said...

can I tell you how crazy about this I am???????? I would love to have it...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,

I love your little book! You did an swesome job on it.
Hugs

creativedawn said...

Hi Pam...
I had to hop on over here so I could thank you for your wonderful comment and while I was having a look-see, I discovered this beautiful folded book...great job!
hugz, Pam aka creativedawn