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Monday, July 5, 2010

What did you do last weekend?

I made this:

A real, honest-to-goodness book. With a ribbon bookmark and everything:


Totally from scratch. Well, from fabric, greyboard, paper, ribbon, thread, glue, and a few specific book-bindy bits. Including the stripey bit that protects the book when you pull it off the shelf...


Can you see it there? That's how you know it's a proper book. That, and the fact that I STITCHED the pages together, and glued them too, so that they fan out like this:


In a word, "amazing". It was the best £25 I've ever spent. 6 hours of a bookbinding course, and I can guarantee that this will be the first of many books that I make, in varying sizes, patterns, paper types and so on. And what will I do with them all, I hear you ask?

Why, line them up on shelves and look at the oh so pretty patterns on the covers.

I may even give a couple away. May.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Gorgeous book. Can't wait to see some more.

Rachel B said...

It looks gorgeous!!! I look forward to seeing many more pretty books.

Darcy said...

wow, well done, thats a really impressive book.

secretlifeoftrees said...

Sarah you are an absolute legend. We don't hear from you in weeks and then you pull this little gem out of the bag.
I am mightily impressed. There is nothing quite like a new, clean-paged book. It holds such promise. And fabric covered too? With ribbon?

*sigh*

Hope you are feeling well with all this heat. Any house news yet? Thinking of your growing family xx

SarahLP said...

Wow.. I am SO impressed! Is there no end to your talents? Your very own book, it's brilliant! Looking forward to seeing more too. :o)

Kirsty said...

Holy cow, that's gorgeous! Am super-impressed and inspired, clever lady. :)