Saturday, 8 January 2011

A race to the post

Just made it the post office before it closed today , the  Postal Gods on my side for once with a bus appearing when I needed it. I sent off two little quiltlets to Germany for consideration in the 4th International Small Format Challenge on the theme of Freedom (cross fingers!) and my sketchbook back to Brooklyn. I wanted to photograph them before I sent them off and today was the first opportunity in daylight. With that and packing them up having misplaced some vital bits of information , there was a lot of snarling going on! Poor Ian.
 I decided to cover the sketchbook with some African waxprint having referred to this type of fabrics a couple of times within - the residual wax makes a nice firm finish. Bit fiddly as I wanted to leave the 'Made in England' selvedge visible on the inside and had to cut around the barcode.
Looks good tho' and I'm quite sad to see it go as it gradually  turned into quite a physical object (although still keeping within the specified dimensions). I hope that others like handling it too - I'll just have to make another one for myself.

3 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

well done...look forward to hearing what happens

reensstitcher said...

It looks lovely and I really like the idea of identifying it as English. Thank you for suggesting Khadi papers. I got two Moleskine notebooks for Christmas and I when I opened them I was sorely disappointed in the quality of the paper. So I have found a use for the Khadi papers I bought on impulse a couple of years ago. Just need to start drawing now.

margaret said...

Definitely is hard to let it go - so far away, and it will be all on its own with so many strangers....