in preparation of the scroll Journal(s) there will be a lot of W.I.P. -
simply because i make strips or pieces until a certain stage... then collect them in a box to have something to work on by handstitching.
so far not sure about the size... at the Moment i end up with about a half a4 size (lengthwise), but there may be other measures and either i sew together pieces with about the same size or with different size (or place the smaller ones on backings to fit...) - all that will turn out at a later Point of time. just collecting so far...
today i made this:
it started with stamps from green pepper press. michelle ward made gorgeous egg stamp-sets and i inked two of them in blue raspberry and black (my favorite things - pads):
[well, Robin eggs ARE turquoise, but i´m sure you know;)]
i stamped two Little nests and in between i glued a selfmade faux postage of a Robin and added a cancellation stamp (ma Vinci)
and then i went to the attic to look for my embroidery floss (well, leftovers from a previous life, when i was doing a lot of cross stitching... decades ago...)
what a joy this big tin can holds for me: my heart is singing when i open it, it is like a treasure box...
i looked for some threads in Colors to build a nest for the eggs and started crazy stitching:
and i fixed the faux postage by machine stitching:
then i layered it onto a Strip from an outworn boxershort of one of my sons (see photo on top).
there is a rule in the house: old and damaged clothing is NOT to be trown out!! (not before it ran through my fingers...)
secret: as my husband is too lazy to buy Shirts himself i buy them in "advance planning" to use the pattern/Color for myself one day.
so, this Piece is now in the box waiting to be embroidered with some handstitching. French knots, cross stitching or whatever i can come up with...