Thursday, March 9, 2017

Second Thursday Tutorial is late


I apologize because I have been unable to create anything.  I've been gone for most of the past two days, and had not felt like creating anything for days on end prior to that.  I'll leave you with a few photos of some lovely fabric and lace books my friend Kathy made.  I took the photos while we were driving, so some may be hard to see.  One thing about Kathy.  She believes in more and more and more and more.  And even that is often not enough.
















 
Can you tell this began as a tea cup and saucer?  I think the cups and saucers were die cut from a very hard, thick board.












Personally, I couldn't have created a better Second Thursday Tutorial, so I leave you with these photos of beautiful lace, lace, trim, more lace, and lovely embellishments Kathy used to create these two books.   All of the images were printed on fabric, too.

Finally, when I was finished photographing them, I gently laid them in the back seat where they were safe on their drive home.

I hope to have will have something for you by next Thursday, so please don't cross this month's tutorial off just yet.  And thanks for joining me today so we can all go ga-ga over these books.


21 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. she Kathy makes amazing books! They are so special! Great that she believes in more and more and more and more! We are all different with our style - as much different as we are as humans!
Get well soon Sweetie!

chrissie said...

So sorry to hear you still aren't feeling yourself and I do hope all is well again soon.

Kathy's work is just amazing and she must have so much patience to do all of the projects. I wouldn't know where to start to make even one of them. Well done Kathy you are very talented.

Look forward to your tutorial when you are feeling better Elizabeth

Love Chrissie xx

Özge Başağaç said...

My goodness, each one is more beautiful than the other.So much labor and love went into them.I would be afraid to hold them. They look so delicate.Thank you for showing them Elizabeth.Have a great day.

My name is Erika. said...

I certainly have times that I have no creating time. As long as you are having fun, that's all that's matters. And of course when you were sick, and as long as you are feeling better, that is good. Wow, Kathy's book is gorgeous. She does know how to lace it up and make it frilly. I'm not a super lace girl myself but I can appreciate the details and beautiful work she made. It sounds like you are having a good few days being out and about. :) Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

Wow to all the photos you shared to today. Kathy's work on those books is GORGEOUS, all the details and materials absolutely fabulous.
Take care of yourself Elizabeth and feel better soon.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

The selection of laces, ribbons, and beading just beautiful. Especially with the older photographs. Very Victorian. What treasures your friend created. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Nancy said...

Ga ga over her books is right! They are exquisite. I would love to see Kathy's collection of lace and bits. She must have tons, and yet she chooses just the right combo of elements for each page. More and more and more really works for her. What a talent. Thanks for sharing. Do hope you continue to get better. I had something similar and did not go near my sewing room for two weeks- just not a spark of energy. Not our style!

Valerie-Jael said...

Those books are amazing, I have never seen so much lace in all my life! Great! Look after yourself and rest till you feel better. Hugs, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

Wow Wow amazing work

Dianne said...

oh my goodness, Kathy is really into Bling isn't she?! These are really stunning and lovely...thanks for sharing with us!

don't overdo, we don't want you to get sick again...take care! hugs ♥

sheila 77 said...

This was a great trip through extravaganzian textiles. I like to make textiles as flat as possible and veer towards minimalism so it was a treat to see these which are so different. Good for you for taking the opportunity to create a different kind of blogpost and thanks to Kathy for making these great pieces and allowing us to see them.

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, it's hard to believe these stunning pieces are books, they are wonderful! I love the combination of the pretty lace and pearls. Kathy creates such wonderfully intricate and beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week! J :-)

Janet said...

Wow! Those are something else! I do believe this is the first photo I've seen of you. Nice to put a face to the name! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Rita said...

I haven't been able to create much this whole year so far. Hope you are able to again soon. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. Thank you for sharing those GORGEOUS fabric books-wow!! Feel better real soon.

Sandra Cox said...

These are so lovely and delicate.
Beautiful.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

More and more and more wowza, such exuberance for life, love it. Way to go Kathy. xox

itsazoo said...

The album is esquisite..

itsazoo said...

I meant exquisite.....

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! Kathy has made the most amazing little books! So many details! I have been scrolling back and to for a while!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

Oh my! As busy and productive as you are with your art, I think Kathy may have outpaced you! I, too, love the little books with the details. Lots of work there!