Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fabric Pages for book finished....

Finally I have been able to upload these photos.... seems our server has been out of order over the weekend!!! (and I thought it was just the operator as usual).


This is my page for my fabric book. I was inspired by the gorgeous new Tina Givens fabrics that Dot has found just recently. You know how much I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, well I think these are even rivalling KF at the moment at my house!!! Also thanks to Tina I had my first go at freestyle stitching one of my faces...need a bit more time to play, but the end result wasnt too bad. The little padded heart is actually a pocket that the jewellery can be hidden away into. What fun I had working with these new fabrics. Thanks Dot for introducing me to this new fabric designer (link to her blog in links list). This is the back of the page. I made this little felt pocket and embellished with face, beading and stitchery. Inside is a little tag and message. Of course I couldnt resist a little bit more of my new fabric... cut out the gorgeous flowers and stitched them on for a bit more colour.
This is the inside of the back cover. Made a scrappy pocket to hold some tags so that the other girls who are making pages for my book can leave me a little comment/note.
And, the finished book with it all its bits and bobs hanging out ready to be sent on to Dot for my first page to be added.... will be very exciting to get this book back in 10 months and check out all of the fabric art pages that the talented ladies in this exchange will create.
This little girl is called "Nittin Nancy" (I know, not a very original name). I made this little one after my nephew had visited and we had our knitting session. She's an arty little finger puppet. Love the variegated wools!!! Originally she was to go in my fabric book, but Dot was very taken with her so she is on her way to Dotee with my fabric book.

Hope you have enjoyed this colourful post !

15 comments:

Stitchety Grub said...

This all looks fantastic and I think you made a beaut job of the machine work for her face (I am threatening to have a go at free machining ...I hope I do as well as you..) well done
Britt Western Australia :-D

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; your fabric pages are terrific. I love the colors and such delicate and intricate stitching! Lovely! You are magical with fabric.

Janet said...

Everything is so beautiful....the colors, the designs, the faces. You are so very talented with fabric and thread. I love to visit here because I always leave with a smile.

MARGARET FIELD said...

Hi, love your fabric book, i don't know if i would have the patience to wait 10 months to get something as beautiful as that. lol.
Loving that fabric as well

Sanja said...

love your fabric pages!:0)

Cotton Picker said...

I most certainly enjoyed this colourful post. You really have a gift for putting colours and textures together.

Julie H said...

These pages are AMAZING, and I don't think we can give all the credit to the fabric. You have designed them beautifully.

Belinda said...

jacky, i LOVE yuour lady! looks like she got quite an attitude!! :) fabulous colors. and why am i not surprised you akso knit?! how sweet to be giving dotee nittin nancy. what a name

Holly Loves Art said...

YOU are so talented, Jacky! I love everything! I hope you're doing well and having a lovely weekend. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. It means so much.

Hugs,
Holly

Dot said...

I ADORE your pages Jacky! And are with Julie that it is not just your choices of fabric - it is what you do with them. You are an incredible artist! I finished the front and back of my page in your book today. Have loaded them onto my blog and to our yahoo group.

What an amazing project this is going to be!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Jacky-love your blog. You fabric work is wonderful!
chris p

Elizabeth said...

Thanks to Dot we have found your blog!!!! YIPPPPEEEEEEE!!! I get to see your glorious fabulous work whenever i want!! Your fabric books are so glorious I can't wait to follow this project along- watching it evolve on your blog and Matrtha's and Jo's and Belinda"s JUst glorious!!!!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

A bird in the hand said...

Love that little pocket page, Jacky. Thanks for all the colour!!

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
I love your art! Your banner on the blog is gorgeous too!!!!!!!!
Wheeeeeeeeee!
Just thought I would stop by to give a ((((hug)))!
:0)
Hugs,Patti

Debbi Baker said...

These are all so gorgeous Jacky! You are fabulous with fabric!!