Elena selected Paris as her theme, and after gathering my supplies and a few potential images to print on fabric covered paper, I got down to the fun part.....arranging and rearranging everything. Sew a little. Arrange a little. Sew some more. Go on a hunt for more "stuff." More arranging. More hunting. More sewing. And yes, a little bit of glueing too. I don't have to mail the page out until the 15th of January, but wanted to give myself plenty of time; unlike many of my pals, I do not work well under pressure.
Here is the double spread, followed by each side.
The interesting thing (well, to me, anyway) is that I did not start out with this cream/pink/green color scheme in mind. It just kind of evolved. And I'm loving it, which amazes me because I am so not a pink person.
Now a few closeups.
I drew an outline of the Eiffel Tower on canvas and then
machine stitched around it and inside it to create this
crazy lopsided thing (that I love in spite of its deformity)
I've had this image on my computer for years, and something
about it just said "Paris" to me, so I finally got to use it (printed
on some paper backed fabric)
Ages ago, someone sent me this piece of fabric as part of a
swap, I think. The colors and French writing made it a no-
brainer for this project
I myself have never been to Paris, but this quote seems to
sum up what so many others have told me about that city
Some tulle and fabric flowers, fabric scraps and bead trim used here