Sunday, 23 December 2007

Reverse Garbage

Yesterday Karla (the bookbinding artist) and I went to Reverse Garbage, a wonderful non-profit store (no affils) that sells 'industrial and commercial offcuts, overruns, left-overs, outdated stock and seconds'. Apart from timber, cardboard, paper, metal, tiles etc etc etc, they have lots of fabric, very suitable for crazy quilting or... ATCs!
So I had a ball collecting lots of scraps:

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And I also found this wonderful sample book with fabric and wallpaper samples:

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I am sure I can use the fabric for lots of things... and Karla has kindly offered to teach me some basic bookmaking skills to make a book for the children using the wallpaper.

I haven't done anything quilty since finishing the puffin last week, but I have been thinking a lot about the ATCs and have some ideas now that I hope to realize somewhere next week. Some kind ladies have sent me some ATCs so I now have an impression of what they look (and feel!) like.

In the meantime my sampler is a favourite with Hugo:

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'I don't want to go to bed! But I will lie on the floor under my quilt.'

Finally, I would like to wish all the readers of this blog a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2008!

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1 comment:

petra said...

ha linda
wat een goeie buit heb je gescoord! zeker dat boek moet gordijnen en behang.
ik doe even een poging om het in het engels te schrijven.....
ik was altijd errug slecht in engels die grammatica en ik kan/weet het nog steeds niet!

Hey Linda
You have found a very good treasure especially the curtains en wallpaperbook.

doei petra