Friday, October 10, 2014


Following Sandy`s  beautiful blok I read about this tutorial created by 
another wonderful artist  Karla from
If you click the link it  will take you to her blog, to let you read the deatils and see some wonderful examples .
The tutorial is wonderfully photographed and explained!

This is my first attempt 

I choosed to make a book with a closing flap ,
as you can see I used only old fabrics and laces ,and the sweetest
little metal  heart with an angel ,a gift from a dear friend.

The book is bound with lovely seambindings!

This is the backside.

And here opened up on first page, showing the still empty pages!

This is the back with the flap opened up, the beautiful paper I used inside is old 
wall paper.

And here you see the spine .
I loved creating with Karla, and can`t wait to fill all my empty pages.

It woun`t though be the coming week ,which will be spend with my grandkids,-
speaking of experience, there will be no time for creating or blogging while they are here :-)

So forgive me for not visiting you next week dear friends.
I will return and follow up ,where I left !!

Hugs and love from Dorthe


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely, delicate and lovely!

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

How pretty...i like the brown touch! AWESOME = )

Dortesjs said...

årh waue super romantisk og jeg kan rigtig godt lide den buede klap til lukning.

Karen B. said...

Sweet Dorthe,
it is so lovely!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Tanya said...

Ohhhhhhhh, I am SO behind on my blog reading, and I come here to find this lovely creation. It's beautiful, Dorthe - you are going to have so much fun filling those pages with more beautiful artwork. Love to you this fine Friday, my friend - XOXOXOXO

my cup of tea said...

Love this Dorthe! So very pretty and creative! I so wish I could have signed up for this one!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

A wonderful journal, love the old white embroideries and lace, ser frem til at se hvad du laver indeni, er i gang med at lave en også, god tur.
Hugs Anni

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an amazing romantic art work, really baeutiful
Liebe Grüße Anja

Bente said...

Kjære Dorthe. Den lille boken var helt nydelig. Du lager så utrolig vakre ting.
Ønsker deg ei flott helg
Klem fra meg

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear your book is beautiful and so very special. Karla's works of art and her tutorials never dissappoint. I know you will enjoy your Grands! Creative Family Bliss...

Beth Leintz said...

I love your version of Karlas journal class. Enjoy your time with your grands!

May said...

Gorgeous work Dorthe, Thank you so much for the link...Enjoy the time with your lovely family... Hugs May x x

butterfly said...

It's so beautiful, Dorthe - delicate and elegant, making such wonderful use of all those beautiful laces, fabrics and ribbons. Hope you have a wonderful week with the grandchildren!
Alison xx

Unknown said...

The fabric book looks really charming, dear friend. That looks like a lot of work. You are so talented and so diligent!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a beautiful book dear Dorthe! I hope you have fun with your family this week! :-)

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is so beautifully decadent and pretty Dorthe - truly gorgeous make. I hope that you have a super week with your grandchildren. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Sne's a beautiful little work Dorthe. Glad to see you enjoying your creativvity now that you are not in production mode. xox

Vicki Boster said...

I'm just in awe of every beautiful thing you create-- this little journal is just stunning!

Enjoy your precious babes---


Anneke said...

dear Dorthe
this is so beautiful and such pretty lace you used.
i always love to see your work and how you build your layers from lace etc...
i wish you a wonderful week with your grandchildren and a big hug for you
Anneke ( ANN )

Maelchen said...

I nearly missed your beautiful journal, dearest Dorthe... I should not stuck to FB all the time. Treasures are to be found at other places, too. You have really created a stunning piece of art here!!!! The way it is neatly folded and sewn, edge on edge, and beautifully embellished it merely wonderful and such an inspiration for me to... I must give it a try! Thank you also for sharing the origins of this journal. I will just pop over and have a look!
Now enjoy your time with your family, I am so happy for you that you all seem so close! It is so important to have wellmeaning people around oneself, whether family or friends...
Have a great time, my dear!
Hugs from Manu

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful keepsake that I a m sure could be handed down , maybe to your grandchildren one day.
Exquisite Dorthe!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a truly beautiful book, dear Dorthe.Love the pretty papers as well. Have a wonderful time with the kids and a great weekend.

Ana K. said...

I am speechless dear Dorthe...absolutely stunning the soft tones and border with a vintage lace...the spine is so beautiful!!
Hope you have a great time with your grandkids! Hugs to all of you!

Yitte said...

I love your new book. Sompretty with all the lace.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

The journal is so very beautiful and love all the old embroidered fabric and lace.
Hope you are enjoying your special time with your dear family.

Minna Perälä said...

What a beauty!!!Simply stunning book you have created!!!

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hello dear Dorthe, your book so far is gorgeous! The beautiful old fabrics and laces, the flap with the beautiful flower, the wallpaper. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to do with the yet empty pages!
Big hugs, Wendy

Jillayne said...

What a lovely little book this Dorthe! I especially love the piece of lace you used on the front cover - it is so pretty!
I hope you have a wonderful week with your grand-children, filled with many happy hours!
Warm hugs,


Celestina Marie said...

Dear Dorthe, your journal book is gorgeous. I love all the special details you added with the lace and seambinding and old wall paper. You are incredibly talented my friend.
Enjoy your grands and have fun.
Hugs and Blessings

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Dorthe ~♥~ I came by yesterday to visit and before I could comment my computer froze up and then I got a bad headache and had to go to bed very early.
Today is a new day and the computer and I are doing well :-)
Your journal is beautiful! It must be such a delight to turn the wall paper pages and touch the beautiful fabrics, laces and ribbons. You have such a special touch in all you create!

Ruth said...

Hi Dorthe, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, just popped across to see your work and fell in love with's so beautiful. Thanks for the link to Karlas blog, looks fabulous. Also love your vintage sepia style Christmas cards. Ruth x