It all started with a stack of jeans in the corner of my closet.
You know, the old "I'm not going to wear it but don't want to get rid of it" kind of stack. After all, you just don't know when you'll need something in that stack for a project, right?
Several months ago, I was searching in the closet for a certain tote bag and came across this little stack of denim goodness. Inspiration hit and started growing. I needed to do an album with denim...and what if I added some burlap and then dressed it all up with a bit of old lace?
Enter "Denim, Burlap and Old Lace", a handmade, hand stitched album...a perfect blend of casual, comfortable, organic and pretty.
The book has sturdy covers and is filled with watercolor paper and colored cardstock...beautifully stitched and bound together with burlap strips.
And the cover...can I just say yummy? Lots of dimension...a shadowbox, hand dyed ribbon, a hand made denim flower, wonderful ticking striped fabric, old lace and little embellies all layered together to create a beautiful piece of art you will be proud to display.
This funky denim flower is perfect for the cover...and of course, once you know the technique, you can make lots more...different sizes, different fabrics, different colors...you totally get it!
Speaking of denim, several hundred years ago, there was a fabric, woven from wool and silk and dyed blue, which was created in Nimes, France. This fabric was called "serge de Nimes" and apparently was shortened to "denim". I say apparently because, in textile history, there are varying accounts about the origins of denim. While it is totally undisputed that the USA is responsible for bringing blue jeans to the world, there are differing opinions as to where the fabric itself originated....but, I do love the "serge de Nimes" story. :) So, how's that for a bit of textile and clothing history?
OK, back to the handmade album.
Each kitted page is beautifully coordinated and layered with paper, fabric, metal, trims, ribbon and embellishments. There are lots of pockets, pouches and tags, which allow for both an artistic page as well as a place for your photos and stories. And, as is typical in pages I create, there's a lot of texture...perfect for touching and a feast for the eyes.
This project was taught in Texas a couple of weekends ago and at my home last Saturday. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the project...some even stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish their albums. YAY!
I usually create some extra kits when I'm prepping for a workshop and I'm thrilled to be able to share these extras with you. These beautifully packaged kits are available for just $109, plus shipping (within the US, sales tax included for AZ residents). I've done a lot of the busy work painting and cutting for you...which gives you more time to do the fun, creative stuff. I will also email a "beefed up" version of the instructions, complete with large color photos.
These kits are perfect for a crop or retreat...simply gather your supplies and the kit, print your instructions, and you are good to go for the weekend.
And, because this album is generic and features flowers, butterflies and birds, it's perfect for your casual summer pictures...and fabulous summer adventures.
You won't want to miss out on this kit...and because the supply is limited, you'll want to get your order in right away. The kits will be shipping out by June 30th.
To place your order for "Denim, Burlap and Old Lace", simply click on the Buy Now button below.
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