Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Third (and final) Padfolio

This is the last of the three Padfolios that I was asked to make for Libbys teachers as an end of year present.

This one is organza embellished onto a wool fabric, black tulle put over the top then machine stitched and beaded.

This photo of the inside is especially for Sue and the gang!


Decided to have a go at rusting some lace. Very pleased with the results. Only rusted a small piece as I wasn't sure what it was going to turn out like. Now of course, there will be no stopping me.



Also rusted some more cotton fabric. Just love the patterns on this one.
It always amazes me how such wonderful fabrics like this....

... and this...
... start out looking like this!


16 comments:

Jacquelines blog said...

This rusty lace really looks great!!! How clever of you!!!

Susan D said...

Great effect you've got on the lace. I'm sure the teachers will all love their padfolios.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely rusted fabrics!

Carol said...

The teachers are going to be thrilled with there Padfolois, how will you top that next year :)
The lace looks wonderful

Papoosue said...

Gorgeous padfolio - love the red! The 'rusted' lace looks really good doesn't it? - and the fabric too! What will you do with it I wonder...

Sue B said...

lol! thanks for the inside shot :) Hey I like that rusted lace, great idea. And I think that you are now due the title of "Queen of the Embellisher"

Debbi B said...

Lovely padfolio and the rusted lace is great! On a recent work trip in the outback I found a great bunch of rusted wire that I just had to bring home - seeing your bottle/fabric wrap has made me realise how I can use it!! Thanks

Annica said...

I love the rusted lace! It looks great! The pink padfolio is yummy! Some lucky teachers...

Carol said...

Wow your rusted stuff looks great what did you use to get it all rusty around the bottle? I love the padfolio.

StegArt said...

Another lovely padfolio. And I love that lace.

Waltraud said...

Wonderful effects,and a lovely padfolio.

Micki said...

All of the padfolios are great, the teachers will love them. Your rusted lace and fabric really look wonderful. Do you ever sleep?

MargaretR said...

Great padfolios for the techers and that lace is fantastic Lynda.

Alis said...

Love the padfolio. The texture looks great.
The rust fabrics are gorgeous, especially the lace.

Anonymous said...

Love your work. I bet libbys teachers will be well pleased with their gifts (and Libby must be very proud of her nan's work).

Micki asked if you ever sleep, tell her yes, usually at work.

Yours truly, admirer.

Sabine K. said...

The red padfolio I very like.