Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Charming Visitor and Two More Journals Bound...

Yesterday evening around 8:30 pm, I walked into the scraproom and did a double-take! There was a beautiful deer standing right in front of the window! And it was still light out, so I could see her clearly!!! She was eating from the bird feeders, and seemed quite calm and content. Willie was just as mesmerized as I was (click on the image to see it larger)...
She looked a lot closer in real life than she does in this picture. Turns out she had a friend with her, and the two of them hung out in the yard for about ten minutes before sauntering off. It absolutely made my day (and I'm guessing it made Willie's day too)!!!

Anyhoo, I finished this week's journals for Full-Tilt Boogie, and they were the most fun yet! We learned two new binding techniques that I had never seen before - the Sewn Chain and the Triple Chain. Here's how they turned out...

Sewn Chain Binding
I made this one with a vintage Sewing Book, and reinforced the spine with vintage contact paper. I was going for a 70's look.


Triple Chain Binding
For this one I gessoed the cover to cover up some water damage, then reinforced the spine with some specialty paper before binding.

I am having so much fun learning all these new binding techniques! Here's a photo of all of my Full-Tilt Boogie journals (so far) together on the shelf...

And we still have another week of lessons to go! I can't wait!!!

Now I'm off to do a little painting and collaging. I hope you have a wonderful evening my friends! Thanks so much for visiting!!!

22 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee your visitor!! Very cool!! And loveeeeeeeeee the new books! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Colette said...

Your books look fantastic!

Michelle said...

Awesome journals! They look so pretty all together on your shelf. Looking forward to seeing what your last week's lesson brings.

Scatter said...

How amazing that the deer came to vist!! They had a story on the news that they had bears not far from here. I think I'd rather be by you!!

Your bindings are awesome.

Emie58 said...

WOW!!! You're working very fast. I've only got one journal done so far... Your books are fabulous.. I especially like the sewing book one.
Emie

Frau S said...

Gah! They are all so beautiful. I can't wait to try the chain binding myself!

Nancy Lynn said...

Well, I am bringing up the rear in this class but life is getting in the way. I love your visitor and your journals are AWESOME. Way to go. I love this class and so enjoying everyone's books they are making. Mary Ann has the best on line classes as far as I am concerned.

Kelli said...

Oh that is SO VERY COOL! I'm very jealous of the Vogue sewing book! You nailed it with the 70's style.

Marit said...

Your journal spines look awesome, seeing them next to each other on a row... LOVE the seventies look of the new one you made! Groovyyyyy!

Barbara Hagerty said...

It's so much fun to see those colorful spines in your bookcase pic! Your books are wonderful!

I'd LOVE to have a deer visit! What a fabulous thing to happen, and even better that you were there to see it an take the beautiful photo!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love your book!

studiorose said...

Awesome '70s style book! Love that retro paper. And you have nailed that chain stitch!

The other night on my way home from work (just before sundown) I had to stop so that seven deer could cross the road! They really are so graceful and fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

How I wish I'd saved my copy of the Vogue Sewing book - it looks brilliant.

Lovely journals!

Jan in UK

iHanna said...

Oh wow, those journals are so beautiful together on the shelf - what a colour explosion!

donnaj said...

wow-you've been busy-they look great-especially grouped together. I guess i better get on the ball, i've only done a practice book :)

jan b. said...

All your journals look so fun and lively! Thanks for sharing them with us.

primdollie said...

love all your journals! I can't wait to finally get started!! am way behind but then I have been busy with stuff and just trying to get caught up! soon! yours are amazing thnx for sharing!

Cathy Graves said...

Wow!! I am so very impressed (read that as jealous!!)!! Your journals are so beautiful. I had to start the class 2 weeks late and haven't even finished the 1st week's videos. At the rate I'm going, it'll take a year to get one done!!
Oh, well better one than none!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

You bindings look fabulous...I think I have to enroll in this course!!!

Nelda said...

I am really enjoying seeing your journals. They are so colorful and cheerful.

Sandy said...

Your books are gorgeous. I can't wait to start the class myself. Life seems to get in the way.

Bren said...

Amazing stitching it adds so much drama to the journals