i have just listed this little fairyland journal in my etsy shop and will be writing descriptions as soon as i return from my daughters house. what can i say? it's mothers day! lol.
when i returned, this little journal was sold and this sweet lady just saved me the hour or so it takes to write descriptions- yeah! lol. but i will do an abbreviated one anyway-
this was a sweet poem book for kids from 1902. i was creating it for my etsy shop and then received an invite to have some pieces in a gallery doing a book arts exhibit, since i don't keep any altered books at home, i decided i would go ahead and use this one n the gallery so, i added just a few more pages then i normally do. there are still 50 pages to sketch, write, and paint on.
the trinket cluster
there was a little library pocket and card attached to the inside, so i added a fairy image and fibers to the card and slid it back into the pocket.
some vintage lace. i attach the lace on the pockets so that you can slide a note, photo, card or any paper dodad under it and also attach things to it using pins, clips or whatever.
i always make a postal or correspondence page so you can keep postcards, or letters here along with some stamps stashed in the little front pocket.
i inserted 2 of these fun carte de vista pages from an old 1895 victorian photo album. i inserted a fairy tag and added a pull tab so they can be easily removed.
the backside of the carte de vista
some more lace, this time used as a pocket. i also added some pages from another early poem book.
i always add a 1930's bingo card, i just like em!
these pocket envelopes were created from some very old music sheets, i believe from 1869 or something, very cool, but a bit fragile.
another carte de vista front and...
back. and more pages from an early reader
i love these little girls!
i shall return! i did return- finally! enjoy your day! -rebecca