It started with just an accumulation of papers made by Ms. Spoolteacher during one of her normal creative journeys of exploring methods and products of application.
She is enamored with tissue paper, (if it hasn’t been mentioned before), and magazine pages.
Of course all of the things related to art/junk journaling are being explored.
As things progressed, (during this creative session), birds seemed to be appearing on or in everything.
When a dress she purchased at a local thrift had just a little bit too tight of a fit, it got cut up to use for its parts.
It seemed to be a perfect fit for trying her hand at a collaged quilted soft cover for the pages of bird papers and ephemera to become another journal.
This one has been on the shelf for quite some time as the quilt cover seemed a little bit daunting and all of the bits and parts hadn’t arrived in the same pile until this time.
She sat on her bed for a day straight measuring and configuring and measuring and configuring until she came up with a way to proceed.
As it turns out, she isn’t as capable of not being too precise as she thinks she would like to be; and, she is altogether programmed to be toward tailored and articulated rather than willy nilly.
She had been thinking that she would just slap things down and stitch around them…
alas…it is tucked and turned and stitched just so without any raw edges exposed.
It isn’t finished yet, as it seems that she keeps finding new things to try in between things getting finished; like this little journal she made for the young man who saves her his family’s food boxes to use:
It was intended to convey her appreciation and affection for this sweet young man. This was one of the boxes he saved and one of his favorite treats; macaroni and cheese.
The slide show is the beginnings of the soft cover for the bird pages.