Tuesday 25 October 2016

Book Folding Projects

Good morning.  I'm still not doing very well in the crafting department.  I just don't know what's wrong with me at the moment.  I have some cards I need to make and also a couple of  applique squares for a WI wall hanging so I really need to get my skates on - and my thinking cap!

I have not been totally idle though because I have made some simple candles and Christmas trees using the book folding technique. I find folding the pages very soothing and simple and yet you still come out with something pretty at the end of it.

My Projects

It is interesting to see the difference when you use different sized books and different coloured paper. The ladies at our weekly WI craft sessions (aptly called "Craft and Laugh"), none of them paper crafters, want me to do a session teaching them this, and another one to make  some boxes, just in time for Christmas. It's always nice to try out different crafts.  One of our ladies does lace making and tatting and so we have had a couple of sessions with those too.  Very interesting.

Well that's it from me for now.  Take care and have  a good day.


Wendy L said...

They look nice and neat Christine, xxx

Lia said...

Hey Christine, can't you come over and teach me how to make this awesome projects?! I love them! It seems so nice to me, crafting with other ladies and have fun. Sometimes me and my daughter Yvonne do some crafts together, but she is living about 30 km from here, so it does not happen very often.
I missed your snowman below and he is sooo nice too!
Have a nice day, Lia xx

dutchess said...

Wow Christine these are stunning.....you are adventurous with your crafting well done you xxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous projects Christine, your mojo will return soon I'm sure, I went through a patch like this in September - I was just all crafted out! Take care.

Carole Pollard said...

These are wonderful Christine they look amazing the candles are especially gorgeous The ladies at WI will love doing these I made a tree like yours at the craft group I go to a couple of years ago and really enjoyed making it not sure its to your standard though Love and hugs Carole x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
These age gorgeous, a work of art.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine, amazing how this works, must give it a go sometime, hope you are well, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
oh these are soooooooooo! awesome, and wonderfully made.
I love the candles and especially the Christmas Trees.
They are going to look lovely at Christmas.
I have never tried this as my folding would never be accurate enough.
Your WI sounds wonderful.
I used to belong to the WI many years ago, but it wasn't close to me and the distance to travel became too much in the evenings.
Love and big hugs rom my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Doreen said...

Wow fabulous workd of art.xxx

Carol said...

These look lovely Christine...I do love a bit of book folding too. Like you I need to get some motivation in the direction of the craftroom - I'm way behind with everything at the minute. Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely projects Christine and I.m also making these with our W I ladies in a couple of weeks


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Terrific folded projects and beautifully decorated.
Had to look up what "tatting" is. Sounds very interesting and fiddly lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sandy said...

What a fabulous idea - I really like the candles!
Sandy xx