Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sketchbook Candy

I'm continuing to use existing materials, including small drawings
and designs that had been sitting in various boxes. 
(They are happy to be out in the world.)
And my Mom's buttons. They seem like candy.

Coptic stitch does get easier & better with practice.
I'm using a non-adhesive book cover technique.
Glue and I are not BFF's (slurp, smudge).
 Some watercolor play sheets turned book covers...
It's all feeling quite yummy...


  1. Hello Rita! Thank you for popping over to my blog. I have just looked at a view of your posts and very much like what I see.
    My grandma had an old cookie tin full of buttons which my sister and I loved to play with. Some of the buttons were like jewellery, so pretty! Your hand-made books are wonderful.

  2. Wow! They are amazing Rita..you have been having fun ..being creative as always♥I can see the TLC in each one.

  3. My mommas button tin is tucked away some where,
    I must go look . . .
    Love your tiny books . . . the covers are perfect.

  4. It's looking quite yummy, too.

  5. I am so in love with all of these. They are both beautiful and delightful and they make me smile big time. They also inspire me in so many ways!

    Many thanks for your visits to Marmelade Gypsy. I would reply personally but you are a no-reply blogger, so forgive me for leaving my thanks right here on your own blog.

  6. Dear Rita - I enjoyed seeing your wonderful way of using existing materials to create. Love the covers of your sketchbook with watercolors. I don't know if I mentioned - I too have a tin full of my grandma's old buttons. I just adore old buttons. Well take care and have a great day creating. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

  7. They look like chocolates in a box

  8. Hi Rita! The online class I signed up for before I left..Fancy Lassies..one part of the class we have to make a watercolor book..I have never used waxed linen or cotton so I am looking forward to finding some and buying some..funny!!

  9. These make me so happy! (Yes, I know I've been here before -- but thanks again for your kind comments on my watercolors and the good wishes! Most appreciated and truly grateful!)

  10. These are delightful--what you can make out of scraps!

  11. So love your bounty. . .and am inspired by it, always . . .


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