Thursday, February 17, 2011

What I'm working on right now.........

I love, love, love making journals.....there's something very satisfying about putting all the right elements together so that they gel (at least to my eye). 

I have a lovely customer who has asked me to put an order together for her...and it includes some journals........

Lucky me!

I've started using my 1926 Singer sewing machine again (it's so much fun to stitch on paper!)
Unfortunately I broke a needle yesterday....oh well, time to buy some more anyway.
I'm also looking for a great sewing book, you know, the kind for novices but that has really cool patterns and ideas. I just ordered French General's Home Sewn and can't wait to get it! I plan on making some linen sheets for my bed as the cost of the new (or old ones) is cost-prohibitive for me.

I'll be doing some research on Amazon tonight for some good basic sewing books....it's been too long for me and I would love to get back into it! And I think I need to add some stitches to the sweet girls photo above, don't you?

9 comments:

Queen Bee's Musings said...

What fun journal. Love your work. Good luck on your research,

melanie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE DUCKS ... SO VERY , VERY , VERY CUTE!!!
BIRTHDAY IN MARCH (HINT HINT)...

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Gail!! Your journals are absolutely breathtaking!!! I love the gorgeous images you've chosen and the wonderful composition.....just ALL of the elements! ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Amy said...

oh gail I have a great one for ya.
It has everything in it from dresses to home decor.
it is super vintage. let me see if I can find it for you. The illustrations are fab I think it might be 40s 50s
Amy

Gail Thayer said...

You gals are just the best! Thanks for the comments, and Amy, you're a doll, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh - those journals are awesome Gail.
Love all the details.
xo Tina

Rhonda said...

Gail, these journals are so gorgeous! Works of art and to think someone will enjoy them for years and years.

Shari Replogle said...

The journals are just precious Gail ! I love the bindings and all the details!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Gail,
I know this is an old post but I was flipping thru your blog & this made me gasp! I am obsessed with journals & these are awesome! Lisa