I've been making little books recently in preparation for my 'basketful of books' workshop. I decided to see if I could make a little origami pocket with felt and free machining and was rather pleased with the result! This week's play date cafe colour inspiration comes from the wonderful Quentin Blake's new range of fabrics based on some of his illustrations.
Unfortunately my boys are now too old to have their rooms decorated in this fabric, otherwise I'd be creating a jungle bedroom lol. I just love the splash of colour against the grey, and of course Quentin Blake's fabulous illustrations. Those birds are just so, so FaB!!!
After putting my envelope together, I created a tiny book (4cm square) to fit inside, using a scrap of stencilled paper from my stash. I added orange stitching and a scrap of green fabric to the front cover. Leafing through an old book I came across a mention of 'orangey-red and green' so couldn't resist basing my text on this.
One of the things I love about old books is opening them and reading a random sentence - usually a great source of amusement.
Don't 'Wind-Clouds and Star-Drifts' sound amazing? Very Roald Dahl! The book is made from a 9cm square of paper, folded into quarters and cut along one of these lines into the middle. This creates a little pocket into which I've tucked the torn book page.
Have fun with these colours, and don't forget to visit our fabulous team of designers for some great inspiration!