Monday, December 30, 2013

Crazy Quilted, Shabby Collage Treasure Book

A couple of weeks back was my Mothers 80th
Birthday and in honour of the event I created her a Treasure book.
With family photos printed on silk, pockets for adding extra photos and open areas for treasures to be added.
Ribbons that can be used to tie objects on.
The lining of the covers is using  left-over fabric from her wedding dress.
Jewellery that belonged to her Mother and grandmother is added
as a perfect place to keep it.
Mum can add more photos of the day as she wishes.:)
I covered a large box with music and put a pony picture in the base, wrapped the book in more of the wedding fabric and tied all with a big bow.


And the covers opened out

And the side and end shots.

I've used up heaps of vintage lace, baubles, beads, jewellery,
vintage embroideries and also some stitched by me.
Has taken approx. a year to gather and complete.
Needless to say, I don't think I will attempt a project of this size again

Had a marvellous time stitching,