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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sunset last summer - not retouched I promise!
Every year we have a family July 4th blowout here at the lake, food, drink, bocce, horse shoes, swimming, boating, tubing, more food. There will be about 30-35 people...maybe more, we have surprise drop ins all the time! The first group is set to descend around midnight tonight, my sister is driving thru the night from South Carolina (yeah, I'll be worrying all night to be sure) and the other travelers should reach party central by tomorrow night...locals will pop in Sunday. (I can be found in the hammock)

I've made a book to enter in the Iron Chef Challenge on the Handmade Artists Forum, the prize is a free shop for life...that "f" word will get me every time! The rule is it must look like food..I do books...I like food...how hard can can it be?? So I set to bind my food themed book. What is rectangular and  recognizable? Why, a pop tart of course! I covered it in felt and then got desperate for pink fabric for the icing (if you know my books, sweet pink is not really a theme in the fabrics I choose), I had none I was not to be defeated, I headed to my closet HAH! An old pink t-shirt will do it, and it did. I sewed on some sparkly bugle beads for sprinkles and voila'! One full sized 6" x 9" 200 page yummy goodness!
Now I need to get all my friends to vote on it once they are closed for entries. Oh yeah, I'll be here shamelessly begging for votes you'd better believe! Hey, it's tough out there, a free shop would be (in the words of my fantastically crazy friend, Annie) FABOOSH!

I do have another book I just bound that I really love and want to share: (see left). I love the fabric, I love the binding, the perfectly matched cotton thread and the paper I bound into it is a beautifully heavy weight watercolor paper - perfect for the water color artist, altered artist or those that erase so much in their journals that they are thankful for heavy weight pages. Every once in awhile everything works. This is not to say I don't love my others but anyone that makes anything really does have favorites...go ahead...admit it, it's ok, we're among friends :)

Stir it up my friends! Enjoy your weekend! XOX
Come on, come on and stir it up..............at the Shores

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Cynthia Schelzig said...

This pop tart cover made me smile...I hope you win your lifetime shop with it. Also this swirly blue one looks wonderful ...love your work!!



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