Monday, February 25, 2013

all the lovely details...

a silk bookmark with a sparkling glass chandelier prism

a diminutive picture frame pinned on the first page with a bit of silk and lace

 beautiful little pearls sewn here and there

a round brass locket on this burlap page

perhaps she's a budding dancer

lace, tea-dyed damask, a sweet button

a favorite piece of crochet

a bit of chiffon, tied on

this little pocket needed some pretty buttons

snippets from a vintage book

a long pocket with some hearts tucked in

the lovely thick stack, ready for binding

next up, the creamy ivory leather cover and something beautiful on the front...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

page by page...

working on my book, page by page...

 i like to go a little at a time.  i want each page to be special.

lots of fun pockets for tucking little baby treasures.  i tucked in a few treasures that can be replaced.

and envelopes.  

lace sewn on edges and doilies sewn directly to the pages.  the stitching on the back becomes decorative also.

little tabs for finding a special page.

 gorgeous silks and fabrics.  this is part of an antique wedding dress i inherited.  pieces of it have found their way into several of my books.

i'm really falling in love with this book!  once all the pages are done, i will go back and add small details.
  think pearls, buttons, and charms.

more pics soon...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

on the table...

 i'm so excited about my latest project.  a custom baby book.  it's gonna be big and fat.  bursting with every beautiful paper i can find.

and fabric and doilies and lace.  lots and lots of lace.

and silk and pearls and buttons.  maybe a locket or a crystal.  
all in shades of cream and ivory and beige.  a project to love.
more pictures soon...

Thursday, February 14, 2013


...hoping you find love and happiness this valentine's day...
and maybe some chocolate too!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always.
-r.d. laing-

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


sanctuary, sanc-tu-ar-y.  n.  1. a sacred place.  2.  a place of refuge or protection, a safe haven.