Saturday, September 24, 2011

Book of the Week: The Sleeping Beauty Coptic Stitched Journal

About a month ago, I found a poor little coverless book in the free bin at the Friends of the Library room, and GUESS WHAT!

It had about six absolutely stunning vintage prints of classic fairy tales like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Queen, Snow White and Red Rose, the Bremen Town Musicians, and The Prince and the Princess.

So I used each illustration to cover the front of an Upcycled Journal. I found matching patterned paper to cover the backs, and used different coloured threads for the stitching. One day, I promise, I'll put up a picture tutorial for how to make one, but for right now, I'm keeping it close.

The first two mentioned have sold, the second two are available, and the last two are in production. So look for them soon!

The best thing about these pictures, though, are that they are dark and mysterious, just like the old-school fairy tales were. No Disney cartoons here! (Not that I don't like Disney.)

1 comment:

  1. Queenie of Queenie Believe sent me over and I am so so so sad that I only discover your journals now - now that you have sold all those wonderful fairytale ones :(. I am also on Etsy and have added you to my circle - will you please please let me know when the other fairytale journals are for sale?


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