Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Lotus Flower Books

I'm teaching another class at The Beetroot Tree very soon....this time making Lotus Flower Books. I've been practising for the past week - they are rather sweet and open out in different ways.



I've had great fun making loads of papers to take along with me and have stamped them with my own hand-carved rubber stamps.


I was inspired a lot by my lovely new friend Maggi at To Dream To Stitch.
We arranged to meet each other last week (a blind date!) and we spent the day visiting Peartree Yard craft centre, Cachepot (coffee in the garden and beautiful shop) and Andersons (yet more coffee). She brought lots of gorgeous little books to show me and kindly gave me this one......

....its quite tiny and sits neatly in the palm of my hand. It has beautiful hand-made papers inside.
I hope we'll get to meet again very soon.; despite talking for 6 hours, I don't think we covered everything.........

15 comments:

Lorraine said...

these are beautiful little books love the paper and the hand carved stamp

Jo said...

Oh wow!!! What a fantastic idea those gorgeous books are... and those scrummy papers are sure to encourage heaps of inspiration for those attending your next 'class'too.
Wonderful!
xxx

Lynn said...

I would love to be in one of your classes Linda, you teach such fun things, I am sure they all love you :)
Love these little books and the one your new friend made, I am so happy you got to spend a day together too, how nice you live so close. Sounds like you had a lot of fun :)

Sandy said...

Gosh I´ve missed my words.
Amazing book work Linda. Love it.

dosfishes said...

I found you through Emma and her birthday swap. These flower books are lovely and your digital collage
inspired me to work on some of my own today. Thanks! Corrine

Diane said...

These books are awesome--what a fantastic class this is going to be!

Heloise said...

Beautiful colour pallet you have chosen for the papers, books and digital art.

Kimmie said...

beautiful beyond words ..... magical!!!

ooglebloops said...

Love the books and love your stamps!!! Maybe someday you'll do an online tutorial on folding those little books? :>)

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a very fun class!

maggi said...

The books are fantastic Linda. I was very tempted to come and do some with you but I have a return visit to the dentist on that day.

Catharina Maria said...

Great work Linda !!
Love the stamps and the paper .
♥RINI♥

Gini said...

My goodness me, they look sooo complicated, and you've made such a brilliant job of them!
Hope your next workshop goes swimmingly :-)
So glad your blind date was a success!
Gini
xx

My word verification is "shpot", now that is a great word...can you shpot the sheep?!

~*~Patty said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and energy Linda!
WOWEE what a joy it is to visit you!
AND what lucky ones that are close enough to take classes from you!
oxo

LazyKay said...

What gorgeous work - I'd love to be able to attend one of your workshops.

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