Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#9.Leslie Sowden -Little book swap!

From California, I received lovely mail art and 3 wonderful little books for our swap due June 18. Wow! If you are like me, you are probably marveling at the amazing variety and beauty coming in for this swap.

I love Leslie's illustrated Mail Art for me :  ^ )

For what she did for the swap, I will quote Leslie. "I tried 3 or 4 of the methods in the lesson she included with the swap fee, plus about 3 more from the net. Some were ok, some were cool, but I ended up doing something from scratch using crazy quilt blocks that I had pieced from batik fabrics but never finished (typical for me). One has no stitching, one has one seam done, the third has a bit more, but nothing like the encrusted look I used to go for when CQing."

Inside the books the pages consist of pages from old books, scrapbook papers, images from an old art book, a sheet of handmade paper, etc... I really love this mix of fabric and quilting on the front and paper on the inside. Leslie bound them all with Tim Holtz tissue tape. She says, "What cool stuff."
I have to agree!!





Leslie popped her books in unsealed envelopes which is great for me - easy to open, photograph & return. Leslie also very kindly made an extra, different book for me! It has a page in it from 1816!!! The cover is handmade paper and it is bound with linen thread. See it below.



Thanks so much, Leslie. I am very glad you enjoyed participating because I love including your awesome books in this swap!! To see more of Leslie's art please visit her blog, One Woman's Hands.

8 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely work from Leslie. This swap is really exciting, love to see the little books as they arrive, this is a real fun project! Hugs, Valerie

Bobbie said...

Leslie ~ How creatively talented you are!!! Your books are wondermous!! ~ Bobbie

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I agree with Valerie! I look forward to the next installment .. they are all so unique and different .. just like the creators. AMAZING. hugs from Mexico, Donna

Cat said...

Beautiful books, Leslie, I love the hybrid of fabric & paper! And the cool tape bindings, may I copy, I really love them!

Nancy said...

These are wonderful! I love crazy quilting and this is a perfect use for bits of it. Fun.

Catherine L. Mommsen said...

What lovely work! And beautiful presentation, too.

Terri said...

Leslie's little books are fab! I love the crazy quilt covers so much, what a fab idea!
Hugs,
Terri

Linda said...

oh my gosh- I love the crazy quilt covers and fabrics!!

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