Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Curious Bundles-the class

I recently took Susie LaFond's  online class-"Curious Bundles."  I have long admired her work-and here was an opportunity to see her process.  It was well worth the cost.  I've made my first "bundle" as she calls them
and am hooked.  I now have a great way to use fabrics i've been hoarding for years for that "special" project.  In her class you learn 3 different books and some extra techniques to use in your books.
   I can't wait to try it all.  Here are some pictures of my first bundle.

section of bundle-

bundle with blank pages-each pocket can hold loose journal pages or art

pocket close -up

close up of bundle. 
Screen pocket
another section with blank pages
 I really hated to cover all my fun fabrics with the pockets so i added some screen pockets. I "outlined" them in coordination fabrics and sewed them on-so you get a peek of the art or fabric.
inked and stitched
here is bundle spread out with decorated pages ready to journal or play on

 Looking forward to more inspiration from this class!


suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Donna
Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your bundles and the fabrics you used! Looks like a great class from Susie!

Uma's Garden said...

How lovely Donna!!! I have been experimenting in my head on what I can do with fabric, because like you, my mom could do anything when it came to sewing. She made many of my clothes growing up, she also upholstered furniture, made curtains, coordinating bedroom designs for me, and passed all that knowledge on to me.

I got interested in making cloth journals when I first ran across Remains of the Day Journals. I never had the money to take the class so I figured out how to do it.

Recently I have been working on an idea that I want to try, and after seeing your beautiful journal, and the one that you made for Shannon, I now have the courage to do what I need to do!

Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

(((hugs))) Lenella aka Uma of Uma's Garden on YouTube