Saturday, October 8, 2011

A "True Blue" Journal

"True Blue"
I thought this would be such an appropriate title
for this new 24 page journal in "blues".

"True Blue" is a term often used in Australia
and it means
"loyal, faithful, as in ' You can count on her support; -
she's "true blue".

Every page is heavily collaged with
dyed doilies, laces,

vintage fabrics,
silks - printed, plain and embossed

It contains some of the softest Vintage
blue hankerchieves
like this one

as well as some very pretty vintage curtain fabric
I had stashed away for many years

as well as some crazy patchwork

and some upcycled embroidered cotton.

All blank pages have been coffee stained with plenty of spaces
for writing your own thoughts, verse, memories etc.
and it carries a feeling of
delicate close to the heart journal.

The beautiful blue and cream trim was in a gift I received
from Socrates at
She creates the most beautiful art as well as journals.

This journal is now available for sale in
my etsy shop at
if you would like to view it there.

Sending a bit of colour from our Early Summer garden for you to enjoy for the weekend
Some Double Purple Wisteria.   In the  background  are
some tall standing trees on our

Love to all including all my new followers,

Suzy xxx


  1. Once've outdone yourself. This post reminded me that I have an email from you to answer. I'll get to that this weekend after the granddaughter goes home. :) True Blue Beauty!

  2. Oh my Suzy, That is one beautiful journal. I plan on devoting some time to journals of this type but as family keepsakes. I just don't know how you can stand to let go of any of yours but I guess maybe after I create a zillion I may feel differently! I have one started of my Mom all in Violets and lavender, it will contain some of her photos and personal things from days past. Hugs sweet friend, have a beautiful weekend! Love the Wisteria! Marilou

  3. Wow, you do some incredible work! This journal is absolutely stunning!

  4. And so the lovely blues will linger in my brain, as I prepare to retire for the night. The perfect tranquilizer for the artistic mind.

  5. wow, this is unbelievably precious and beautiful! awesome work as always, Suzy!

  6. These are such wonderful shades of blue, my dear Suzy! They look just fantastic combined with the cream colored laces, fabrics and papers. You have created another stunning journal and the one who will snatch it, will be very happy with it.
    I love wisterias. Enjoy your wonderful garden and have a great weekend, sweetie!
    Big hugs and love,

  7. This is perfect for placing most treasured memories.

    Bon Week-end!


  8. Oh dearest Suzy,yes you have been bussy- what a most stunning journal. It is so beautiful- so lovely fat, and filled mith the most gorgeous fabrics and laces.I love the blue tones, you made this wonderful art piece in- and so admire you for your fantastic skills.
    Your garden must be so beautiful now.
    Love you back. hugs and kisses-

  9. Suzy, this combination of blue and coffee pieces is really soothing. Yes soothing is the word that came to mind. Not sure why.

    It is lovely.

  10. Il est vraiment magnifique et que de souvenirs ! Bisous et bon week-end

  11. Oh dearest Suzy your new journal is fantastic, love the doilies and the lace there are dyed with coffee, great colors, brown and blue are so wonderful together.Have a nice weekend dear.
    Hugs Anni

  12. Suzy, this is such a beautiful work of art. I love all the shades of blue you've used. Such a special piece. Have a lovely week-end, hugs Robyn

  13. Wow! This journal is amazing! It's just gorgeous... and your wisteria is lovely!

  14. This journal is adorable Suzi as is all your work.Blessings.Maisie.x

  15. Suzy what a beautiful fabric journal .....gorgeous ..x

  16. Your true blue journal is a feast for the eyes Suzy! Another stunning piece, among many! Have a wonderful weekend.


  17. Blueming lovely. And the wisteria aint half bad either.

  18. Hi Suzy,
    Wow-this "True Blue" journal is just stunning, Suzy! I could just keep looking at it all day! You are so,so talented!
    Have a wonderful Fall day!

  19. Oh Suzy I love, love, LOVE this true blue journal!!! I received my prize package from you today and photographed every step of the way as I excitedly opened it. WOW!!!!! Everything from the way you so carefully and lovingly wrapped the journal with vintage pattern paper and tied with beautiful pink satin ribbon to those awesome ribbon cards with very unique vintage trims is just gorgeous. Almost too good to be true or to use, but I will make a very special family heritage journal out of this treasure! I will post pictures on my blog, Diary of a Craft Room Transformation tonight after dh leaves to petsit for our granddogs and grandkitties.

    Sharon in the "other Land of OZ" Kansas

  20. Oh Suze, you have created another beauty; I love the blue combined with the whites and creams. Stunning...

    I cannot believe you have a Wisteria; I have never seen one IRL; oh, to walk hand in hand in your garden !!!

    love to you my friend. xoox

  21. What a gorgeous book! I admire your work and wish I was capable of such beauties. Can't wait to see more.

  22. So beautiful! I really enjoy your fabric art!

  23. Oh Suzy - your newest journal is fabulous - the blue hues are magnificent and that blue handkerchief it is just perfect!! I think this might be my most favorite journal that you have done so far!

    Your wisteria is just amazing - mine never blooms like that - I must be doing something wrong! I am so jealous that you are entering summer down there - we are heading for the cold and that makes me just miserable to think about it!

    Love to you~


  24. Oh my gosh Suzy this is fabulous. It is so romantic. The blues are just gorgeous and the creams and whites make it stand out. Love it.
    Hugs Jackie

  25. Oh my dear Suzy, this journal is so beautiful. I love all the shades of blue and it is so rich filled with lace and fabric. The flowers are just amazing feels like a little it of summer here in the cold.

    Have a nice day
    Hugs and love Yvonne

  26. What a gorgeous new creation. These colors are so fabulous together. Thank you for crediting my little offering. It was my pleasure. It's an honor to participate a little in your book. :-))

  27. Very lovely journal, the blues are so pretty and all the vintage linens and laces included make it sumptuous. Thanks to seeing lovely work like yours, I've been able to use several small doilies inherited from my grandmother in an art piece. However, I must admit that I feel conflicted about it. Admittedly, they were in poor condition, but, at the same time having crocheted and tatted doilies myself, I know how much time goes into making them. Hmmm...I'll try to get over it!
    best, nadia

  28. Incredible!!! I am lost for words. Your newest journal is to die for! You have outdone yourself, Suzy! Goodness knows how long it took to's a feast for the eyes:)

    Love your wisteria!

    Have a wonderful week my dear,
    Gaby xo

  29. I love the color blue and your jounal is stunning! Fantasic! Wonderful!
    Have a nice day Suzy
    Hugs Alexandra

  30. I love all the blue colors lace vintage trims what a gorgeous journal.

  31. Wow!!! What a gorgeous True Blue journal you've created. Love all the textures and fabrics/laces. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am blown away. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I love the wisteria photo too.

  32. Hi dear Suzy,
    your true blue journal is absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure it will fly off the shelf!!!Love your wisteria too - so beautiful.TFS.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.
    Sending hugs and love,

  33. Your works are beautiful, such a diverse, unique, beautiful color, it is nice to look at,

  34. Reading your blog is just pure eye candy for me. You do such beautiful work. I loved the blue and white journal you did for a lucky friend. She will cherish it.



  35. I was happily looking at all the photos of your latest journal and then my jaw dropped when I saw the wisteria! We had one in our garden once and it was massive but never bloomed. We were told that they wouldn't survive here in Canada so it was surprising that it did so well. I think the next owners yanked it out. Yours is gorgeous!!

  36. Suzy just found this wonderful journal on yr blog and I just love the colours together, another work of art x wistria is my favourite too and I'm trying to grow some in my little garden x
    Have a good weekend my friend x


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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