Monday, 20 October 2014

Show and Tell - The Book Fair

The last book fair of the year was held yesterday at Tynemouth Station flea market.  Stall after stall of specialist book sellers.  For someone like me who loves old books it is my idea of heaven.  The normal market was on as well, so it was extra special.  My first purchase was a gorgeous tattered and torn book, Pamela or.........

A fascinating book, I will take time to read some of the chapters.  I love to think who owned this book.  The cover is very damaged, perfect to use as a prop for my work. 
 My second book is a beautifully illustrated 'Days of Delight'.
love this illustration and story
The Snow King
such a sweet illustration
Whitley Bay has an abundance of charity shops.  After work on Saturday I popped into the local hospice store and found these lovely old maps.  They are ideal to photograph my work on.  I especially like the old linen ones.

I have been working on some Christmas tags, dyeing manila tags red and green and stamping them with an assortment of designs.  My new books and maps came in handy!
assorted crowns, snowflakes and merry christmas
gorgeous snowflakes, lovely with brown paper wrap
lovely lace tags, perfect for wrapping with doilies
Beautiful autumnal days here in the north east, long may it continue, makes winter seem shorter. The leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in, the log burner and candles are lit, the hot chocolate is made....  time to get the knitting needles out.  Until next time...  Jayne