Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Rust Printing, Book Making and WOYWW

I have spent the last few weeks slowly making a gift for my dear blog friend Terri over at Art-Life-Rust, which she has now received so I can show it!  She recently sent me the most beautiful water colour painting and I wanted to send her a little something back to show my appreciation.  I knew I wanted to make a little notebook but the blizzard binding needs very accurate folding so I had to wait until my hand was recovered enough from my recent operation to fold and put pressure on the paper.
Little by little it's come together - using rust printed fabric I stamped some text on to it, then embroidered, beaded and collaged.   

I remembered to add ribbons for closure just before gluing the inner lining to the covers - something I forgot to do on the last one I made (here)!

I have used Khadi paper for the pages but the nature of a Blizzard binding means the pages can be changed around or replaced with different papers.   

I am linking up with WOYWW and the Mini Album Makers Challenge.


  1. Oh how this makes my heart sing sing sing.. Diana what a stunning gift, your blogging friend is very lucky. I adore the rust print and all the attention you have given to the detail. All so beautifully put together, your precision with the pages it amazing. All tied together with that wonderful ribbon. I could just sit and look at this all day long. I'm so glad you joined in with Mini Album Makers Challenge this month, it's an honour to see your creation there.
    Sending WoywW Hugs Tracey #5 xx

  2. Morning Diana. That is the most beautiful gift for your friend. Well done. Never come across that binding before - must get around to looking it up.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  3. Well, that is just gorgeous - I really love the colour range you've used, so soft and pretty. I've never heard of blizzard binding (why is it called that?) but if it extends the life of the book, then that's a jolly good idea. So beautiful, I'm sure your friend will have adored it - I would!
    HUgs LLJ 9 xxxx
    PS Glad your hand is better now xx

  4. A truly beautiful special gift. The blizzard binding is very clever too. So glad your hand is allowing you to craft again. xx Jo

  5. This is stunning! You are so clever and creative! I just love a good mini album!
    Glenda #17

  6. Oh how beautiful this is. Well do e for remembering the ribbons lol. Helen #3

  7. It is so beautiful Diana, and the binding is fantastic.
    So love your stitchery and the way you used it to focus on the rust, you always have amazing ideas, - and create so much beauty . Hugs, xo

  8. Hi Diana, That book for your friend is just perfect. What a special gift.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #6

  9. What a beautiful present, expertly crafted! I've never seen that binding method before. Loving that rusty brown with the blue - my favourite colour combo! Thanks so much for your visit earlier. It's nice to hear that your hand is recovering well enough to put pressure on it. Hope it will get 100% back to normal. Have a lovely week! xx zsuzsa #20

  10. Oh my gosh but that is a beautiful book! Very special!
    Hope your hand continues healing!
    Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #22

  11. What more can I say than....this is just beautiful. A gorgeous project made perfectly, love it to bits. Pleased to hear your hand is improving. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x16x

  12. It is absolutely exquisite, Diana - the rust and delicate blue, the delicious stitched texture, the beautiful butterfly and postage stamp - every tiny thing delights me. And that folded structure looks fiddly but well worth the effort, as it is so smart and adds a little touch of extra interest to each page spread too. Fantastic that you can slip the pages in and out too. I do hope your hand continues to improve.
    Alison x

  13. It’s very beautiful Diana. The colours are so subtle. You have got me wondering what a blizzard binding is though. I’ll have to google it.
    Lynn xx

  14. Hi Diana, oh wow, what a beautiful piece you have created. So much detail, and the photos give a really clear picture of the work put into this. I love it. Feeling a little better again today, slow but sure improvement. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz#2 X

  15. An amazing piece Diana, anyone would be delighted to receive it. Glad your hand is coming on so well. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #1

  16. That is just beautiful. (You can send me one anyday LOL) Happy (late) WOYWW Cindy #18 xx