33. Napkin Diary For November 2014



I have quite a few gaps to fill and wanted to add Je Suis Charlie, but felt I couldn’t because it didn’t happen in November.

It would be breaking the rules.

My own rules.

Who the hell is in charge here?

The heart and the pencils are from Julia’s colouring book, the heart was added because of this.


If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

5 thoughts on “33. Napkin Diary For November 2014

  1. Good decision, I think it is ok to break your own rules. My cards arrived Alison, they are so unique and fun. I’ll be mailing them to my daughter and granddaughter for valentines day. I also loved your packaging! 😄

  2. Pingback: Napkin Diary For November 2014 | Alison Sye

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