Monday, January 28, 2019


A notebook cover / book made for dear Martina on her birthday .
As I know she loves her garden, it is the theme for it.
And yes , not my normal style , but I wanted to create with
more colors for her , and this is what came out.

There are many different fabrics, and laces, too , and I 
used paint to give a golden look ,in some places - 

Different laces , borders, and a little bling .

The first spread is decked with Tim Holz tissue ,and I made
a pocket of the beautiful embroidered fabric , which was holding 
a tag-card for Martina. Maybe you can see that the cover is made so
you can take out the book, and put inside a new one , or you could use it
for loose papers .
The velvet ribbon is tying it together when closed !! 

Here with the tag inside pocket . 

Thank you so much for looking and commenting, it means a lot to me !!
January is soon ending , and I hope your months has been a good one. 
Wishes for a lovely new week to you all.
Hugs and love


Melina Dahl Minas kreativa said...

Så fantastiskt vacker kära Dorthe <3

Roosterhead Designs said...

Enchanting Dorthe!! What a bright and lovely gift; made by you~
I like the Birds inside very much! And the cover is beautiful & interesting with all the dif textures and accents~ Gorgeous work! She will be so pleased : ) Hugs, < karen o

suziqu's thread works said...

What a dear little garden themed booklet for Martina. It is just perfect in all that you have chosen to create it - the fabrics, ribbon, buttons and the tag and pocket! Love it my dear friend and you!
Keep warm and cosy!!
Much love,
Suzy xoxox

Lace Age Girl said...

Martina is a very lucky girl having you to influence her artistic talents. This is a beautiful gift from the heart that she will appreciate more as the years go by. Such lovely fabrics and bird images. The pale blue velvet ribbon is perfect.

I am featuring your card on my blog very soon, Dorthe. Wishes for a happy day to you.
Jesse XX

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a delight to see Dorthe and I think Martina will be so happy to have received this sweet book. Full of the love for her garden. Lovely to see those colours matched with the buttons and ribbon. I can imagine you happily sewing and putting this together. The Tim Holtz birds collage has to be one of my favourite, so much that I do not want to use it.
So happy I got to pop over and see it up close, I would have been here earlier but we have had power cuts today. I'm taking my chance on leaving a comment in case we have another.
Thank you for your email, expect a reply from me over the weekend when I get a little quiet time.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh Dorthe! She will be over the moon with this garden journal .It is simply AMAZING! I am in love with every single detail here and all goes together in a magnificant way. It's an incredible beautiful creation!!!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Big , big hugs

Jackie PN said...

Oh Dorthe! this is such a sweet gift! I am sure Martina Loves it! I do like the array of colors,fabrics and elements you used, everything married beautifully!
Sending huge hugs to you my dear friend,Jackie xx

Sue said...

This is so beautful Dorthe, and even though it's not your usual style you have used the colours perfectly. All of these fabulous textures make me want to stroke it lol. I hope you have a very happy February, Sue xx

butterfly said...

How lovely to see you playing with colour - there's so much heart and thought and love in this beautiful gift for Martina - I'm sure she will love it. The lace and the buttons provide lovely texture and dimension, and the little girl is so sweet. I love the page spread with the birds inside. So clever to make it a "refillable" cover too... when one book is full, you can start all over again!
Alison x

Robin said...

Wow, that is wonderful. it still has your same style though Dorthe, beautifully composed.

ann barnes said...

It is different from your usual but it is still just as wonderful! I love that you worked to incorporate more color for your friend who likes that, I am a firm believer in art from the heart and this is a fine example of how beautiful the results can be! xxx

Anneke said...

you did a great job Dorthe, and made a beautiful blokcover for Martina.
She will love it .
I also like your mixed media collage from the previous post very much.
Hugs from Anneke

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear this is out of your Nature’s Naturals comfort zone and t s lovely. How very sweet of you to create this for your friend’s birthday in the style she loves. Fabulous February Dear...

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love the sweet gift and Martina will be thrilled.
Yes, you have used a lot more colour than you normally do and great to try something different.
Hope you have a wonderful February.


butterfly said...

If you're looking for the photo of the woman I used, she's part of this new collection - lots of lovely vintage photos of various sizes, so I'm sure you'd find them useful.
Alison x

Jackie PN said...

Dorthe, this little garden journal is absolutely marvelous! Oh , your friend will cherish this forever! I know I would!
I love how you came out of your comfort style to create this- well done!
hugs and love,Jackie