patterns everywhere…

I have sewn my book cover together for the sewn class.  I choose to make triangles.  The stitching was fun but I think I prefer stitching fabric.  I am continuing to paint patterns this week.  I have gotten behind on my index card a day but I think I’ll catch up by Friday.  Here’s my pattern book cover. I don’t have any pages stitched in it yet but I’m working on that.


Last week, while I was in the midst of painting patterns, two books I ordered came in the mail from Amazon.  I ordered them because they are full of patterns…great ideas for doodling and all that.  The first book is Chinese Cut-Paper Designs:


This book is a Dover Publication printed in the USA.  Here are a few designs from inside the book:





Detail at the bottom of a dress:


The other new book is:  Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper’s Bazar.  This book shows some of the fashion drawing by Erte. This is also a Dover Publication.  For twelve years, from 1915 to 1926, Erte, a Russian born artist, working in Paris, created beautiful fashion fantasies for Harper’s Bazar magazine. Here is the book cover:


some illustrations from the inside:







4 thoughts on “patterns everywhere…

  1. Janet July 16, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Your journal cover looks great…and it looks like it took a lot of time to make. I doubt if I would have the patience to do something that detailed.

    I love your book selections, in fact I have the Erte book. Books like these are always good for inspiration and ideas.


  2. meplusmolly July 17, 2013 / 7:42 am

    Amazing books, full of pattern inspiration! Your cover is looking great, I may have to make some more books, they’re such fun!


  3. iHanna July 18, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Love your book cover, it’s indeed joyful!


  4. Natasha White July 22, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    Love your cover! Your sewing is a lot better than mine!!

    The books look luscious as well. Can you imagine having the skill and patience to do that cutting in the first book!!


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