Monday, September 13, 2010

Coptic Stitch Journals & 3 Visitors

I decided to make some journals. I wanted to be able to 
add lots of items or objects to them. So I did the coptic stitch
for the binding. This way there is room to add items and
 also the pages will lay flat.
I had fun making a padded cover and back.
Added some laces,felt, stitching,hand-made
beads, cork beads, tiny pearls and cotton photo of a bird.
All on natural linen. 
While I sat stitching in the garden I had three 
little visitors. Mama, papa and baby bunny dropped
by for a little snack. I was amazed that they paid me no mind.
Just continued on their merry little way. They seldom eat my flowers,
(sometimes there is a renegade) just nibble on the grass and do a 
 fabulous job of trimming the flower garden edges. They are my 
hired help. LOL
Have a great day!!!

14 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

How fun are your visitors! Lucky you! ANd your journal? Won.Der.Ful! I have anted to learn that technique but haven't actually tried it yet - do you know a source for EASY instructions? Love what you did :-)

Laurie said...

I love the journal Sharon, it turned out so pretty. The natural linen is gorgeous! The bunnies are soo cute!

MosaicMagpie said...

Sharon,
What a beautiful journal you have created here. I love it and I would love to learn the coptic stitch, is it difficult? If you have any helpful links I would appreciate you sending them to me.
Debbie

Snap said...

Your journal looks wonderful ... love the cover. How nice to have such special visitors!!!!!!!

It's me said...

How lovely familly rabbit in your garden......so sweet....happy new week darling....love Ria...

Zuzu said...

Love your journal and your bunnies, Sharon! Sweet! :)
Enjoy the day,
Zuzu

Merry said...

Oh Wow....Sharon, how talented are you. Love your book. I haven't done any coptic stitching yet but have all the thread here to try it out real soon. Is it tricky to keep the stitching so neat? Love the cover you created for the book such a clever idea. And what a lovely story about the rabbits....so cute. Hate to tell you this but they are pest here in Queensland and we are not allowed to keep any as pets. So it's very rarely we see a real rabbit.

Vee said...

What a wonderful journal! All the little details are a delight...now I must Google "coptic stitch." Not familiar with that one at all!

Lotus said...

Hey Sharon!
I love that you make journals too! Very beautiful! I will be mailing my ATC by the end of the week!
Take it easy
Lotus

Pearl said...

Your book is beautiful and what fun to have the bunnies show up! Have a nice week my friend. Pearl

Tammie said...

your journal is lovely, wishing you a marvelous time filling it.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful book you've made Sharon! Cute visitors.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful journal - who wouldn't feel inspired to write something worthwhile in such a lovely place?

Shairon said...

Sorry to be so late finding this, Sharon. I am blown away by this journal. I LOVE it! Wish I was this creative. I'm just about to try to make my first book - got the mull and some thread and maybe now the inspiration! Love to Teddy from Sir Edward. x