Sunday, July 2, 2017

Book Spine Flags & A Trip to Napa Valley

Happy Independence Day, Everyone!
Sweet land of liberty -- of thee I sing!

So recently I got a special request....to make a book spine flag similar to another I had made a few years ago.  So I made a new flag with red, white, and blue book spines....

And the lady liked it so much that she wanted three more -- not for herself, but to give as gifts.....
....Gifts for three friends that were going to accompany her on her birthday trip to Napa Valley!  How incredibly sweet is that?  Giving gifts to your friends on your own birthday!  She must be quite a lovely lady, don't you think?  Wouldn't you like to be her friend?
These flags are backed on foam board that I covered in bible pages....the bible is from the 1800's, and the pages are quite yellowed with age.  I bought the bible at a flea market in Canton, TX....it was completely falling apart, so I have given it a new life...
Under the book spines, I added some felt to help them stand up a bit....I liked that better than the flattened book spines I used a few years ago.... (separate blog post shows that)
 
Then I used various trims and chains on the bottom of the flag...patriotic medals, keys, etc.
So here's to hoping you have a great Independence Day, Everyone!  And I hope my customer has a lovely birthday trip with her friends!

Here's what else I've been working on for the 4th of July.... a mixed media/fabric wall hanging... It is currently in my Etsy Shop along with 4th of July/USA banners made from vintage book covers.

 The ribbons on this banner are printed with all of the Constitutional Amendments....I printed them myself onto fabric, then cut them into ribbons...

Enjoy your 4th of July!
Hugs, Catherine
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11 comments:

  1. Now that is a gorgeous wall hanging! It definitely will make a truly special gift for her girlfriends.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!1 Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for taking the time to stop by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  3. Wow I really like your pretty blinged wall hanging. You did a great job and thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the flag's and your mixed media techniques.

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  5. These are really great. You are so talented!

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  6. Beautiful creations, you are the bling lady! I remember your pumpkins from last fall.

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