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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Giant Fabric Book

Good Morning All
As some of you may know I have not been too good.
I am finding it hard to craft or do anything at present but I am trying to force myself to do things, even housework, swimming and blogging.
Hence, I thought I would show this Fabric Book I made before I went to UK in June.
It is rather large as it is made from a pillowcase.
This is the completed item.

 I bought a quilt cover and one pillowcase from a charity shop for afew euros.

This is the pillowcase, folded and I made two lots with it so there are four pages in my book.
This will be the outside, covered with lace, see pics further down.

I folded it up so that I had pockets too.

This is a tray cloth that I edged with binding to give it strength to make another pocket on the other page.

Then I just  added as much or a litlle embellishments as I wanted - doilies, hand crochet, broderie anglais trim, lace, dazzlers etc.

I finally sorted through all my charms and put them on put them on large safety pins and pinned them in.

Then added  Stick Pins and Embellishments I have made.

It is rather large, about A4 size but I love it and it takes pride of place on my coffee table in my craft room, ready for when I want to browse for embellishments.


Wendy L


Christine Harrop said...

Wow, what an incredible project! Amazing Wendy! Take care. Christine x

Val Jones said...

It certainly is beautiful Wendy, so much work but what a result.
Take it easy.
Love Valxxx

Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love it!
Valerija xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stuning project
Ginny x
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Elaine said...

It's gorgeous Wendy. Hope you will feel better soon, take care xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sending big hugs Wendy and thanks for sharing this delightful work of art.xx

Alison59 said...

Sorry to hear you are not at your best Wendy; sending comforting hugs xx

What a fabulous project - you are very clever :-)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Wendy this is stunning I love it. I do hope you start to feel better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Wendy, sorry to hear that you are still not too well, I hope you pick up soon.
This is stunning work, I love the one that I won from you, it's so lovely I don't want to use anything, but it's also tactile, with all the different textures and so colourful, this one here is just as gorgeous only larger, take care of yourself, Kate x

karenlotty said...

Sorry to you're not feeling too good Your book is stunning and what a terrific idea for storing all your beads, charms and your fabulous stick pins

pam said...

Beautiful book you have created Wendy! great idea with safety pins to hold your charms.
Hope you start to pick up soon.
Pam x

Pop's Cards said...

Such a pretty book sweetie looks stunning, hope your feeling abit brighter today hugs Pops x

Nancy Thomas said...

I think this is amazing Wendy.
Love Nancy

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Wow! This is a work of love. My goodness, so much work has gone into this super book.
I'm also massively impressed that your craft room has a coffee table lol! I have just enough space for the coffee mug lol!
Keep positive chuckie.
Ang x


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