Friday, 9 October 2009

Perdita's Story



Here is Perdita's story, made into a little book, sewn together, written in ink pen and aged with coffee. I enjoyed making the little book a lot-I want to make more things where I get to sew paper-it is most satisfying! Now I have made this, all I need to do is make her a label and send her off. Next weekend I will wave goodbye to her and hope to see her again one day!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Reading it through now I see I have used 'changed' twice and 'change' once, all in quick succession. Oh well. I wrote it without rehearsing-I have been mulling over the idea for ages and just sat down to write it in the end rather than putting it off for yet another day! Have I ever told you I am one of the world's best procrastinators but have learned to fight against it over the years?! I am now going to go and look for a brilliant short film I saw on procrastination once a few years ago which I have just remembered now.

Yiota said...

Hi Sarah!
I enjoyed this story very much. Perdita is so special.
Question: do you write your text and then age with coffee or the other way round?

jabblog said...

I used to love it when my children had to produce an 'aged' scroll - great fun.
I think there's a market out there, Sarah, if you have enough time (and coffee) for it!

frayedattheedge said...

Wonderful!! Keep an eye out for the postman (strikes permitting) - there is a little present from Australia on the way!! Have a good weekend, love Anne

Renee said...

How beautiful she is.

Love Renee xoxo

Gabbi said...

It's lovely Sarah!! Your work is not only beautiful but also incredibly interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Linda Sue said...

ahhh, a bit of saddness...where is perdita going? Will she root and grow?

Candace said...

Just wonderful, Sarah. I do love Perdita and how you made us all part of her "process" as well.
Good luck to Perdita!

Candace in Athens x

Renee said...

I thought it was the perfect picture for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

I will ask her today dear Sarah but I am sure she has.

Love Renee xoxo

Lynne said...

And I thought I was one of the best procrastinators. What is the short film? I'm intrigued.
I love the way you've written her very own story.

Mar said...

this is a terrific notion
a story line with the gorgeous doll
she turned out real well sarah!!
was she going into a competiton
i forget...
she stand a reall good chance for recognition...!!!

Liz said...

She is beautiful!

Anairam said...

Love this! Getting so many ideas for projects, I am actually lying awake at night worrying about all the lovely things I want to do, but when? Oh,when?? (PS I have been thinking about my zine - hand-stitching the pages was an option I considered, but now I am thinking machine-stitching.)

Janine said...

Oh Sarah, I love Perdita!!! You did a fabulous job!