Lockdown & Creativity

I hope you are well and safe at home if you are in a lockdown situation still. I’ve been finding it difficult to create with all that is going on, but I have managed to add to this little book bit by bit each day so far. 

I started of with a pile of old fabrics I had sitting on the table for ages. Some antique pieces from 1800s quilt and 70s Laura Ashley pin stripe fabrics. 

Decided to make a little fabric book. I stained the pages some more and made marks with inks. Found some old string to sew down the center to make the pages. 

Using some of the antique textiles, I added some features to front cover with an old buckle. The buckle was found in Maryborough Vic. with a metal detector. 1800’s

It’s the first time in my life,!I’ve sewn on press studs, very fiddly…I used them for the closure on the back of the book. With a button on top. The fabric on closure is over 100 yrs. old, very delicate, so hoping it holds. 

Now all I have to do is fill in the pages.

Hope everyone stays safe and finds some inspiration and snippets of time to create in these strange times💜🌻❤️


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