Wednesday, 15 December 2010

⫷and breathe⫸



baublecard

9 comments:

gill said...

What a great idea!
Thank you

suzie said...

Lou, such wise words. Luckily I refuse to ever panic/worry/overwork at christmas…it's all so pointless to make such a fuss over 1 day of the year.

Francesca said...

phew! x

moreidlethoughts said...

Thankyou, Loulou.
And may I say "the same to you" ?

Ten days and I'll be Big Apple bound.

mise said...

It's a much appreciated reminder.

smallestforest said...

hello {*}, flattered that you think we have something in common...your blog is so refined, and your website? Ach, iis gorgeous, I love it, and you seem to do it as easily as breathe.
This whole "gorgeousness daily, inc." is hard work for me, I struggle, I struggle. BUT, I think that if I keep it up I will 'get' it...that light and lovely touch that so many seem to have been born with...
N.

The Illustrator's Wife said...

I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your blog is. When I sit and read it each morning, it draws me in and makes me feel like curling up on the sofa for a good visit. Thank you, keep it up!

Lizzie said...

Thank you for the lovely thoughts, Loulou - so true. I have decided not to let Christmas stress me this year. It's all got done - with the odd exception.

I love your Christmas card - so simple, but so effective and very lovely!

Thanks for your comment and question on my blog post about making diaries.
I think I may do a post about making my own bookcloth.
There are a couple of ways to do it, but the most effective that I (and some colleagues who told me how) have found, is to use "Bondaweb". It's an iron-on adhesive interfacing, normally used for dressmaking/sewing etc.
Iron through the paper lining, onto the back of your fabric (use a protective cloth for silk). Cool, then peel off the paper backing. Then apply a very fine paper/tissue (not gift-wrap tissue). I use a fine mulberry tissue - like this: http://store.falkiners.com/store/product/2139/Bib-Tengu-jo-12gsm/ or this: http://store.falkiners.com/store/product/2415/Khadi---Thai-Mulberry-TP1/ . You could use a heavier paper to back leather or heavy fabric - like denim perhaps.
The paper backing strengthens and stabilises the fabric, stopping it from stretching all over the place. The bondaweb seems to be stable and to provide a good adhesion. I also find that, as long as I'm careful, my glue doesn't come through to the front of the fabric/ bookcloth.
I hope that answers your question? Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Such wise but necessary words - how did you know I was just beginning to panic? Best wishes to you for Christmas and the coming year. Carol xx