Sunday, 2 March 2008

Back after a while

I seem to have been so busy crafting and doing other things I appear to have forgotten all about my crafting blog.
Everyone seems to be doing one now and it's about time I kept mine up to date.
As usual my craft table is a mess.
Yesterday I decided to play with my newest toy, my Bind It All. I wanted to try a fabric on the cover. I raided my stash of fabric (I have quite a lot as I also do patchwork and quilting when I can) and found a lovely pink floral with a oriental feel.
As my parents have not long returned from a long trip which included a week in Tokyo, I decided to make a small book for my Mum as a late Mother's Day present (my parents are at the moment on a weeks holiday in Spain).
It took quite a while, the cover was made using mount board which I covered with the fabric before putting into the bind it all (I wouldn't do it again as it was quite thick and the BIA only just managed to punch the holes ). Next time I would probably just use thick card and cover that with fabric.
Anyway here is a picture of the cover, finished with some gold braid, fabric flowers and an adhesive gem and some fibres in the wires.