Tuesday, 11 August 2015

My first book folding

Hello Everyone
Thank you for visiting. I had a fabulous day at my daughter's on Sunday. beautiful weather, lovely food and great company. Her "new" garden is lovely. It may be small but it's perfectly formed.
she did help me with my dress on Saturday, but I need to trim off a bit of the fabric first. So, I'll do that before Thursday and take it to my little craft group and get one of the ladies to pin it for me. It means I'll be able to stand on a table and get one of them to pin it. Talkng of which, have any of you used one one of those hem marker thingys that puffs chalk onto the fabric to mark the hem? I so want to do more dressmaking that I'm thinking of buying one. waiting for my daughter to have the time to help is a nightmare and our craft group only meet once a fortnight
I thought I'd show my very first attempt at book folding. You ladies, Wendy, Mrs Duck to name a couple do some fantastic work. As you can see, it's not brilliant, the right hand edge is decidedly dodgy, but after getting the knack, the left hand side is so much better. I made the pattern myself using Serif (sorry ladies that don't do/like Serif). I thoroughly enjoyed having a go (at first I was going to throw it away) and will definitely do it again - I will buy some patterns - see the other ladies sites for details and I will try my own designs from Serif. The boo now needs decorating which again, I will use Serif to print some patterened papers and add a description/date/details for the back cover.

See you Thursday


  1. Not bad at all Karen, I think it looks great. I think everyone tries a heart first.
    Thanks for the link. xxx

  2. Karen, that is brilliant, I have done a Christmas Tree but that's it.
    I had one of those Gadgets for marking the hem, it was brilliant. A must have if you intend doing more Dressmaking.
    Patricia x

  3. Gorgeous project. I've made a hedgehog from a folded book but that was really easy.


  4. You've done a fab job with this Karen looks great, best wishes Jackie x

  5. This is fabulous Karen, well done you. I have a pattern Jan sent me for my Daughters name which I am still to do, must get on with it lol! Gorgeous work.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Looking good Karen, not tried this yet. Great idea for a gift.

    Hugs Erika. x

  7. Is it a plane ,is it a bird ,No it's a Heart and it looks good to me, Well done you !
    hugs xxx

  8. Hi Karen
    My first one was a heart too, well a trio of them(Don't think I showed it yet actually) as its one of the few free patterns I could find.
    Yours looks fine chuck. Be interesting t see what others you can do on Serif.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x