Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gypsy Love - Newest Fabric, Lace, Shabby, Junk Journal

Here you have a bazillion closeup pictures of my latest
Gypsy Love Boho Journal
I'll describe each page as we go....
Available in my Etsy Shop HERE

The cover fabric is so beautiful I decided to leave it as is...embellished with some exquisite vintage black laces and tied with a lace ribbon.
It measures more than 8" thick!
Beautiful gold metallic stitching...
A better view of the thickness....
Inside the first layout....
On the left is a mirrored belly band holding the special MIRROR MESSAGES packet.
I just love the way this found scarf and beading encircles our first image. The netting is over 100 years old, dated 1919 from a milliner's estate. The ends of the scarf are bound by a Tribal bell.
Second layout....
Left side is a deep pocket of embroidered sheer fabric, surrounded by lovely black flower lace. One of the six journals slides inside.
On the right...this image, printed on cotton, and a lovely (repurposed) feathered earring, secured by a thick fabric rose. Also is a smaller pocket with tags inside.
Next spread....
I love the look in her eyes....and the little mirror seemed perfect replacing her crystal ball. More vintage milliner netting too. The trim across the bottom also serves as a mini tuck spot.
On the right is a sequin netted lace trim, with a beaded pompom in the middle. Note a deep side pocket on the right. 

Next spread....
I found the special spot for this belly dancer's bracelet...love the sound! Vintage lace netting makes a perfect see-through pocket.
A Gypsy with attitude! Vintage lace netting, sequined appliqué, pieces from a black stone necklace, and hand painted lace trim.
Next spread.... two belly bands with journals tucked inside.

This flower appliqué is made with many elements. Vintage doily, hand painted Venise lace, needle felted leaves, milliner's netting, and an exquisite Czech glass button.
Closeup of the many layered flower....
This spread sports both a belly band and deep pocket....
Note the tribal charm tied on with a scrap of silk Kantha cloth. You'll see more Kantha cloth on the last spread. 
More Kantha cloth and Tribal embellishments.
This last spread was created with layers of beautiful silk Kantha cloth.... 
Left side slant pocket, vintage button, hand painted Venise appliqué.
Right slanted pocket embellished with a multi-layered flower.
So...the following pictures show the MANY journaling cards, envelopes, pockets, and SIX JOURNALS!

The key is your invitation to look into the mirror to read your SECRET fortunes! Each fortune is tucked inside. Corners rounded and edges inked. ALL have journaling lines on the back sides.

Over 16 postcards...blank lines on the back sides for journaling notes and thoughts....
Sample back side of ALL tags and postcards.
A few cute tags....
More tags....
And, of course, lots of fortune...
SIX journals! That 186 pages to journal on!!
Each journal has unique lined pages...

Several journals have tuck spots....
I love this torn tuck spot page....
Here are the many hand made envelopes and pockets....


Friday, September 11, 2020

Little Witches Halloween Fun Folio!

To lighten up a bit... this was so much fun to create! Just in time for Halloween~ A sweet 'folio' junk journal of fun bits of spooky this and that! Measures approximately 6x8" This fun flip out book has many pockets, envelopes, and cool places to journal! There are 40 lined journal pages for your thoughts. Six postcards...with lines on the back for more journaling. You'll find 20 Tags...all with inked edges and lines on the back side...more journaling spots! Oh... and there are 12 FORTUNES! One for each month of the year. Plus...you'll have 8 'spells' for good fortune, and four decorated envelopes. 

On sale in my Etsy Shop...https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyIrishGypsy?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

This is the entire folio tied with a spooky black lace ribbon.

Untie the ribbon and you'll see the first two flip out envelopes with your 12 months of FORTUNES.

All four flip out envelopes open up to two more larger envelopes...
Lots of little pockets here and there to house spooky stuff!
Several belly bands and torn pockets to hold tags.


On the left a bellyband with an envelope tucked inside. ON the right, the first of 40 journaling pages.
Is that envelope image scary?
More blank pages for journaling.
Last spooky page of the journal and two little wicked witches!
Four handmade envelopes....
Six spooky postcards, with lined journaling spots on the back.
Spells for all kinds of things...
Your monthly fortunes with journaling lines on the back side.
And about 20 little tags for journaling or just for FUN!
Doncha love Halloween and how it brings out the KID in us!!


FEATHERED QUEEN....new Spirit Doll

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