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« on: April 23, 2014 09:49:45 AM »

I was delighted to be part of the IYP swap recently. As I snooped upon my partners pinterest I saw her yearning for some prayer flags - armed with the knowledge that she rather liked fairies and gnomes, I settled down to a few evenings with my Sewing machine.......
Until........
Disaster struck.
With a very large clank, the machine gave up its large stitch and even with a trip to the sewing machine hospital, I received the sad news that it was officially, well and truly.... D>E>A>D !

Saddened that I wouldn't be able to complete my idea I wondered off to my local charity shop where sat upon the counter were two old very sad books. One of which was about "Bird song". Because my mind works in mysterious ways, I immediately conjured up the notion of prayer flags and up cycling and paper crafts.
May I present, my prayer-flag book.










And finally, with a lot of glue, and a little carving and a few more "findings" from the charity shop - and of course it wouldn't be a P_E_S_T product without a bit of felt.


Would love to know what you think. Its my first venture into doing something like this and I have to say I will be doing it again.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014 10:04:40 AM »

hitting this rocks! As a recipient of this beautiful book I have to say it is a glorious as it looks thank you again!
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014 10:08:18 AM »

hitting this rocks! As a recipient of this beautiful book I have to say it is a glorious as it looks thank you again!
Beautiful woman x it was a delight and means I have found my newest crafting fetish !
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014 10:57:39 AM »

<--just "THIS ROCKS"ed. This is totally and completely and magically awesome. I need to go find an old book now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014 12:27:31 PM »

Gorgeous. Your machine broke just so you could invent the prayer flag book. Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014 12:54:04 PM »

I think you did a wonderful job with making your project.
Sorry to hear of your busted machine. But you can gain another one. Hopefully better than the one before it.
And stitching is not the only way to make cloth into items. Iron on hem tape works wonders.  Grin
I do altered books myself. And I think you came up with a brilliant idea to make a book.
Then your friend can lounge in bed and see your wonderful creations. I love the colors, and the asparational thoughts. AND MORE MERMAIDS! Did I inspire that??? I love mermaids. I love the Hope and Mending...and the book art where you traced out the words to make your own poem. The one with the balloon girl and bird. Very lovely. I am sure your friend was very happy.  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014 01:01:43 PM »

Very amazing book!  I can tell you really enjoyed making it.  Hope you can find a good deal on a new sewing machine.

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014 03:28:50 PM »

How wonderful, P_E_S_T!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014 11:46:21 PM »

I can't wait to see what more you come up with!  So she is scared of hosting a swap she says, but I say, let's host a altered prayer flag book swap sometime this year!!! what say you folks?? I think its a tremendous avenue to explore!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014 11:49:08 PM »

I can't wait to see what more you come up with!  So she is scared of hosting a swap she says, but I say, let's host a altered prayer flag book swap sometime this year!!! what say you folks?? I think its a tremendous avenue to explore!!
YOUR MEEEEEEEAAAAANNNNNNNNN !!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014 09:11:05 AM »

LOVE THIS!!!
I think that I may use this idea for some inspiration and make myself a journal like this!
Your artistic skills are amazing P_E_S_T!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014 11:33:46 PM »

just beautiful! i love the barn owl page Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014 01:37:42 AM »

What a fantastic idea, and very beautifully done!

Your owl is just gorgeous!
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014 02:25:47 AM »

Ahhhhh Ive so got to own up lovies, that though the painting and the art work is all mine, the fairies and the owl and the figure work are cut outs.
I save old childrens books from the dump that is our local charity shop (so many gorgeous books end up having to be binned as they have too many) and then I have a good stash of lovely images to use in projects like this....... In fact......................... I have another on the go as we speak Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014 07:03:08 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014 08:51:37 AM »

Wow Smiley)))) Thankyou x
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014 11:43:21 AM »

Congrats on being featured!  This is a beautiful project-- so unique!
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2014 08:32:35 AM »

It is a beautiful and expressive project...of course, I do think we need a swap for a book prayer flag... Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014 08:07:36 AM »

wow!!! So inspiring! Your partner is very lucky!
I hope you got a new sewing machine!
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