Two weeks ago the subject of fabric books came up at our secret society on Flickr while I was already on my high about my new project. I totally couldn't resist, went hunting even more and ordered another stash of books from the library. The two books on the bottom of my pile I already met before, they are about helleristninger and I love them. But the one in the middle is just simply awesome. The title is: Ancient Danish textiles from bogs and burials written by Margrethe Hald. I know you're probably asking yourself how can anyone be that excited about a historical book that is published in 1980?
Therefore I photographed two pages, only two pages but they hold stitches I have never seen before. One whole page with all kind of variations on the buttonhole stitch!
I know, I'm nuts. But I want to take you with me on my journey and therefore I hope you can see the possibilities of these two pages and be happy for me, even though I'm nuts.
Well, have been working hard this morning and managed to stitch seven bumpers on my cloth with a double running stitch. Now that they are secured on this lovely, soft cotton cloth it is time to start embellishing.
30 bumpers ready to go. It was a long process to get them braided, not long in the sense of time but long in the sense that it was rough on my fingers to get it done. But I'm happy with the result and what more can a girl ask for?
In between I also have been making buttons in the grand total of 67 without any idea if I have enough or that it's way too much. We just have to wait and see. Time for the next fase ... pinning.
Hope you're having just as much fun with your projects as I do.
It was a hazy but warm day when we were on Mandø which resulted in the fact that often there was no horizon to be seen and the light was very different. Most of the pictures I took were landscape ones, that said ofcourse I also had to photograph windows and make some textural pictures, the usual subjects by now. If you want to see more pictures Mrs. Crocodile you can visit me at Flickr, where you can find an album with Mandø-pictures.
Last weekend was a busy one besides visiting Mandø, a small isle on the vest coast of Denmark, we also visited 5 fleamarkets. Yes, I can safely say that I'm fleamarket crazy. Most things in the picture speak for themselves except the white little ones. These are made from plastic and they are used to make my cloth buttons which you can see at the top on the right. Normally I use old buttons but I couldn't find enough small buttons of the same size. Luckily I found these which are even better since they are not that thick and therefore the end result is better, I think.
Bought the necklace because I loved the different shapes of the wooden beads so much. And ofcourse I had to add another addition to my handcarved-wooden-spoons ccollection. Have no idea if I ever gonna use the little piece of bling with a keyhole but I thought it was funny and since Karen is talking a lot about bling I took it home.
This tile had to come and live at out place. Don't think, I need to explain, do I?
And I also bought jewellery and that's a bit strange since I hardly ever wear some. Still I really liked these and I thought I might use it in some embroidery piece. How and when ... no idea. We'll see.
My dear Mrs. Crocodile, these were my finds. I hope you enjoyed yourself and if you want to see some pictures of Mandø too, just let me know. :-)
Hope everyone had a great start of the week. Enjoy yourself.