Monday, September 14, 2009

Eclectic Offerings

I've had a crafty and busy weekend beginning with the annual Centenary College Book Bazaar and got some fabulous finds which I will share with you in a few days, but in thinking of books, a few weeks ago, my blogging galpal, Ellie from Almond Branch Studios posted a picture of her open Bible as she quoted a verse and I was so taken by her little tabs because it takes me forever to find some books while Shari and I are in our Bible Study that I can't keep up so I decided to find a set. I got the cute little Noah's Ark tabs which are pastel and have tiny animals pictured on each one. And I dearly love them. You don't have to be a "kid" to like Noah's Ark. Right? After all I am a kid too. A big child with long grey hair. Whoops..I meant long Strawberry Blonde hair. lol
And it was then I decided that my new Bible needed dressing. Literally. I've been thinking about a cover so I went to work on a Shabby Chic Bible Cover. Using some coffee dyed canvas and a vintage baby dress this is what I came up with.
I used one of the little sleeves at the bottom left to create a tiny pocket to hold a book mark which I fashioned from an inked tag and my pen also fits in there. Ready to go.

I like being able to tie it shut for some reason, so I used tan antique lace and took the tiny buttons from the back of the little dress and sewed one on the front and one on the back to keep the lace intact and the front one also is a place to hang the tag from. I told my daughter Shari on the phone last night she was going to be jealous because I had a new little OOAK Bible Cover and she said, "Momma, I'm already jealous" so I will make her one from another little dress. I have a pink one saved for her. I'll have to send a link to this post to JoAnnA from Mosshill Studios because she has always been such an inspiration and influence on my art.

And on the heavier side, I finished my first cold connection jewelry piece. I do apologize that I wasn't able to photograph it better, because the glare would not go away! I used copper and brass. I still have a long way to go in my learning but with everything else, practice, practice, practice and I intend to keep on learning, I love the look of these metals and it was just plain fun working with all those tools and pounding metal like a guy!

Another view still trying to get a better shot. It is attached to a 30" length of "gold" chain bought from Home Depot, so the entire piece is not dainty but very medieval in look and feel . Sorry girls. Just use your imagination here ok? and I'll do better next time.

That's it, but you ladies have a great week ahead. Stay well, stay busy, and stay happy. See ya in the funnies, Mollye


  1. What a great idea, those tabs for your Bible. I might give that a try myself! I have enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time this morning. I am a avid Saints fan! So far so good huh? Go Saints!

    Grace & peace to you,

  2. Love what you've done with your Bible, Mollye!!! I never even thought about making a creative cover for it....well, you've just inspired me, my dear!

    (But aren't those tabs the absolute worst trying to put on! Took me forever! lol)

    And your necklace turned out fabulous-o! I love copper...just love it.

  3. I like your idea of putting a pocket to hold the book mark, etc., thats a great idea. Loving the necklace too! Suzie. xxx :)

  4. Mollye -- the jewelry is wonderful! I like the shine of the copper!!

    I'm with Ellie on loving the Bible cover and not having thought of it!! I might just have to give it a try!!

    Blessings and Hugs!

  5. What a great idea of using tabs for your bible. I have the same problem of not finding things fast enough and then falling behind. I'll be on the lookout for some tabs to finish my bible with too. Have a great week.

  6. Miz Mollye, I love it that you made a cover for your bible. So unusual. Love the tabs too.


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