Monday, April 27, 2009

Busy Girl

I realized the other day that I didn't say much around here last week, but that's because I was a busy girl! I spent most of the week working on the first folio order and when I wasn't working on those I was working on these fantastic watercolor journals.
These were custom order for a specific paper and I love how they came out. There is always something to be said for a book with some girth to it and watercolor paper is great for girth. This was also my first time sewing the Celtic Weave stitch with the same colored thread. Having 4 needles all with the same color thread was quite a challenge. The first book took me a little over two hours to sew up, however towards the end of the first book I devised a system for managing the 10 needles on the book. The second book greatly benefited from the learning adventure of the first :)
The pair are happily on their way to their new home, if you want to take a peek there are more pictures here.

This week finds me contemplating doing a local show in June, from what I've been told the show is hit or miss and the crowd will either really like or really not be interested in my stuff- no one is really sure which will be the case. I'm going to go check out the May show on Friday to see what I can dig up.
I also have another order for folio's in the pipeline, I'm waiting for the cloth from to arrive. To keep me busy until then I picked up a box making kit at Paper Source this weekend and hope get is assembled to share soon.
Tomorrow I'll be photographing the folio's as a set so hopefully I'll have some fun photo's to share!


Rachel said...

I love that Celtic weave -- so intricate, and pretty.

DangAndBlast! said...

Man, I need to find me a copy of the next Keith Smith book ... got to learn that Celtic weave! Looks good!

Kiley said...

Thanks Ladies!

It really is my favorite stitch to sew, and I am quite proud of the fact my "ropes" stay straight all the way up now.
When you get the book just keep practicing, it takes some work to get the tension just right so the "ropes" don't pull one way or the other.

Billie said...

I sooo love your Celtic weave books.

One I'll send you a celtic bird picture and ask you to make one for me and my husband as we had a celtic bird themed wedding. It would be a great aniversary gift.

You are very clever, my head hurts every time I read how to do that bind!


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