Sometimes Sue uses a hardback cover to convey a tiny stage, and makes the dresses and other items from its pages. This assemblage was inspired by a quote from Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens, and shows a paper mache moon above a shimmering dress with pleated page underskirt.
My Dear Emma
Quite a few of Sue's creations are inspired by characters in classic novels. Jane Austen's Emma is portrayed by a fabric and paper empire-style dress that hangs in the book cover bedroom. The light-filled space is furnished with a beaded chandelier and paper mache dressing table.
A Surprise for Mr. Darcy
Surprise indeed! A vintage metal case decorated with Pride and Prejudice pages and hand embroidery contains three small compartments that hold Elizabeth's wedding trousseau.