Above is Tome 5. I used all the bits of beading I had made trying to learn different stitches. The bottom blue is tubular herring bone and I made it too big. So here it is recycled.
This is Tome 6 and I just could not get enthused about making a doll in velvet. So I made foiled birds in the cut outs and a foil they used in automobile decoration bought about 30 years ago from Meryl someone who used it on wearables around the cut outs. pretty ugly eh!
This is the reverse side. Here I used a velvet that I embossed 5 years ago. I then made a pocket with Deanies dyed silk velvet. Deanie is an authority on dying and weaving she creates stuff to die for. I put the tags that I received in a swap with the Stargaze tome group into the pocket. The angel ribbon was added recently to prevent the tags escaping. That is a piece of the ribbon Sophie Gelfie sent me when my purse was voted the craziest in a French crazy quilt show.