Thursday, January 22, 2009

OCJD

Out of a half sheet of Watercolor paper you can fold a small journal. (8 pages)

I thought I'd try it in a new medium and of course that would be fiber!
I had begun purging my house of excess stuff, attempting to simplify.
I can easily toss pots, pans, toasters, ovens, but I have to save twisties, junk mail, broken jewelry, bottle caps, etc.
I had finally decided that unless it was really cool and larger than 6"x 6" then out it went!
So what was I thinking when I thought I'd try making a miniature book?
2"x 2 1/2"
Now every small piece of anything has become fair game!
What am I to do?
Is there an appropriate name for this besides
Obsessive Compulsive Junk Disorder?

33 comments:

connie said...

I have made these books out of watercolor paper before but never thought about how it would translate to fabric. Fabulous.......

Kathi D said...

That is sooooooooo beautiful!

Patricia said...

What a neat idea! I guess I have junk disorder as well, sigh. However, you have proved nothing is too small to be used - we are vindicated!
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
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3rdEyeMuse said...

love the fiber journal - clever & sooo pretty!

ps - the other name is Queen-No-Waste-Craft-Goddess!

pattie said...

BEAUTIFUL...JUST BEAUTIFUL!!

vivian said...

I wonder if there is a treatment for that? Just think of the money in that! I think all of the girls in our blogland communities could be diagnosed with this!

Marilyn said...

I've done the watercolor paper one but the fabric, elegant fabric, takes it to a whole new level and it's gorgeous!!!

TattingChic said...

Well, you use your OCJD is lovely ways! That is marvelous, DAHling!
Thank you for entering my tatting giveaway for OWOH. That is so cool that your aunts tatted! I hope you do learn someday! Here's a hint; Size 10 crochet thread is much easier to learn on than sewing thread (I know, because I learned on sewing thread, too! LOL! ~ We're "kindred spirits", LOL!)
Good luck, too you! :)

Margie said...

What a beautiful finished piece.Oh I wish I had that disorder. hugs Margie.

rochambeau said...

This is a beautiful book especially like that you used what you had to experiment!! It is cool to see what you are making too Tereia!!

Happy Weekend!
Constance

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

*gulp*

I'm hungry for mooooore!

Viola said...

Great artwork! Love it!!

julzgotttacreate said...

Ooooohhh, I so have OCJD. As long as I keep it in it's "place", everything is fine. It's just that the cabinet under the craftroom sink is getting too small to hold it all! I love what you've done, and I LOVED hanging out with you today. You inspire me! Keep creating...love you girl!

Melanie said...

I call it timeless..what beautiful work!

Deirdra Doan said...

Oh can you tell how long I spend on your blog? I did read Dec. but the rest of the time I am just listening to your music while I do other things!! Thanks for the Music!!! I have posted a giveaway for OWOH..is that what you are talking about?
When was that bird post?

Mieke said...

wow, so beautiful!!!

shiborigirl said...

What a GREAT tutorial. I'm with you on saving the little stuff like twist ties and such.

I think this journal came out beautifully,

Kate

Pam Warden Art said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog and signing up for OWOH. I love your instructions for a journaly thingy out of watercolor paper. How cool is that. Thanks. And I too suffer from OCJunkD too. As you said, I could get rid of all my pots and pans but just leave my drawer full of twist ties and old candy, matchbooks, (I had to go look and this is a paired down version) birthday candles, spare reading glasses that are not strong enough for either of us, a giant lollipop, my hot pads...etc. alone! I am such a loser :-( No, wait. I'm in GOOD company :-)
Blessings,
Pam

3rdEyeMuse said...

you're a funny, funny girl - no, you hadn't signed up, yet, so now it's official! fingers crossed, too.

can't wait to hear about the PARTY! :)

Latharia said...

Oh, how FUN!!!!!! :D

Mikey said...

Your journal is absolutely gorgeous!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Simply lovely!

Maija said...

Beautiful fabric book!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I think is is turning out beautiful. You could become quite obsessed with this!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I think it is turning out beautiful. You could become quite obsessed with this!

Kai said...

WOW!!!! Terisa, this is just GLORIOUS! You are the JOURNAL QUEEN! I love the elegance and sweetness of this! DOUBLE wow!

Katherine said...

this is GORGEOUS! i want to make one, too!

Laume said...

I have the same odd priorities - I give away things that are in good enough shape that I think they'll find a good home - but abandoned shabby stuff I feel obligated to keep and love. I've gotta start making more art and use it up.

Sherri S said...

Wow! BEAUTIFUL!

Creepy Margaret said...

My friend -- don't you know by now that you can purge and purge and not make a dent in your stash of fun stuff? I do. Give up the fight and collect, collect, collect. Who knows, maybe you can collect about 1000 costumes and open a shop...hmmmmm...

Sherry Goodloe said...

Your book is simply GORGEOUS! Thank you for the walk through and beautiful eye candy :)

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

thanks for the paper folding pics!
i use to run with scissors but now i know better!

Veleta said...

this is just about as cool as you can get!