They are done, finished, packed up and sent.
Hopefully they will get to Lenna, who hosts Creative Swaps, in the USA in time for the cut off date (June 18th).
When I mentioned my concern to DH Grant that it might not get there in time he laughed and said,
"Where does Lenna live, Mars?"
But we know, don't we girls,
how our special mail disappears for AGES
and then mysteriously reappears months later!
For that reason I didn't send these books in a
Mail Art envelope (sorry, Lenna!),
I just didn't want to give it
any excuse for being late.
Anyway, I digress.....
You may have noticed that there was a certain
Royal Wedding in the UK recently?
Still flushed with Royal Wedding fever, I decided to use the Royal Wedding as my theme, not the recent one but the one in 1947.
The wedding of
Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
Yes, the young couple who became (any Brits please stand)
Her Majesty the Queen
Duke of Edinburgh.
I made 3 very similar books.
Silly me forgot to measure them but they are
about 3" square.
The outer cover is from the cover of a vintage
Woman magazine from the same era.
The inner pages are made from a random mix of music score, dressmaking instructions, hymn book pages, encyclopedia pages, doilies
and real gold leaf
(ha ha, not really - it's just gold coloured paper!).
A little bit of dress (something blue) and veil.
Thank you, Maj for the kind donation ;o)
No kiss on the balcony in 1947 -
it would have been unseemly.
The uneven sized pages are held together with a
bias binding stitched spine.
They have been married for over 60 years.
I have suggested to Lenna that she keep one of the little books (if she wants one, that is), and just puts
the other 2 in for the swap.
I'm looking forward to getting my 2 return swap
books back in due course.
Lenna has received quite a few little books from participants from all over the world, click HERE for a sneaky peek.