Sunday, January 24, 2010

First Traveling Page

As I've mentioned before, I belong to a group that is doing a year-long fabric book page swap.  The "badge" in upper right corner of this blog will take you to the group blog where you can find lots of interesting info.

But this post is about the first page I made for Debi.  Her theme is Shabby Chic Vintage.


After doing some web research (I'm not sure I know what Shabby Chic Vintage really is!) I settled on a plan.

I started with an old handkerchief envelope that has a nice edging and a cutwork pattern. I’m sure it is not hand done, but it probably dates back to 40s or 50s. Not “vintage” if you are my age, but I technically . . . .  Then I printed a Dover clipart advertisement for corsets onto cotton fabric and stitched it down with some floral trim and added a few pieces of ribbon/eyelet lace.



Then I pulled out all the buttons! Oh my.  With my own collection plus some from MIL and Mom . . . well, those buttons yielded some interesting pastels and whites which I stitched pretty much at random on the page, along with various sized artificial pearls.


For the back of the page, I framed one of the pictures from a current fabric some of my friends and I have been enjoying.  The look of a fabric is from the 40’s, but the sayings are definitely modern!  I added my label and sent it off to Debi.  She tells me it has arrived - and she loves it!  Well, of course she does.  How could she not?  LOL!

My theme for next month is All Creatures Great and Small.  Lots of ideas brewing for that one!


Annie said...

How clever of you. That is a marvelous page. This looks like it's going to be a fun swap!

Kay said...

That's totally charming, Liz. Of course she loved it!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Wow Liz this page is gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous page Liz, Front and Back!!!! I Adore white buttons and white on white!! Debi should be over the moon about this page!!

Cobi said...

I love your page. I find shabby chique vintage quite a difficult theme as well. Also because I'm Dutch; its more an American thing I think.