Wednesday, 3 September 2008

More books!

I love my postcard book from Little Paper Bird so much that curiosity started to get the better of me. I looked a little closer and started to unfold the pages to see how they were made. Then I thought about Sarah's comment that I should try some book making and that was it - I was away....


I found a sheet of beautiful marbled paper that we'd brought back from Florence... and not being one to mess about with a rough model first... I cut it up and started folding!

And a few hours later I had my own little postcard book!

I didn't quite get my measurements right so a standard postcard is a little too big to fit in the pages.


And my folding isn't anything like as neat and accurate as Sarah's.


But I was really pleased with my little book and now I want to make more!


This isn't my first attempt at book making and I've made quite a few small books following a brilliant weekend course a couple of years ago with Heather Power, who is primarily a printmaker but makes books too. These two are about 4 x 6 cm each.

And this one is about 9 cm square.


Did I mention that I love books?

23 comments:

  1. I've had enough now - there is simply NOTHING you can't turn your hand to! Those books are fabulous.

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  2. those books look lovely, i especially like the first one - gorgeous colours!
    you are one very talented lady.
    xx

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  3. I agree with Katy, I am envious of your talents except for the kitchen stuff. That particular room of the house still remains a mystery to me.
    The books are lovely.

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  4. Your books are fab - but I'm most in awe of your costume making skills - the postie has just come back for a second attempt at delivering Fred's Daredevil costume and Fred has just got it all on. The Postie didn't want "Fred Dare-Devil Locket" to miss out!

    Thank you so much!

    Lucy x

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  5. Ooo! You clever flame-fanner you!

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  6. The postcard book is such a clever idea. And I love the gorgeous paper from Florence. I bet that's where you bought those leather bound sketchbooks!

    Celia

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  7. Those little books are gorgeous! That paper folding looks wonderfully neat to me!

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  8. oh, these books are just gorgeous! I am so impressed!!!
    ~Emily in Norway

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  9. Yummy marbled paper and gorgeous book(s)! You can go off people you know ;o) I agree, one highly talented lady!

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  10. Gina you are so clever. I agree with Katy - is there nothing you can't do????

    Monda
    x

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  11. Gorgeous books, I love the colours in the cover. You are rather good at it!

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  12. those are beautiful! I want one (booklover here too!)

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  13. I agree with Katy :)) You are Wonder Woman. Book making can be addictive too!
    I've just had to buy an extra new bookcase and it's still not enough.

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  14. Beautiful books Gina, you are very clever. Jane x

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  15. The little book you made for me stores moo cards and loggy people addresses. I love it!

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  16. Oh Goodness Gina! I have only just read you last few blogs properly instead of just drooling over the pictures. Your books are lovely - you are just too clever. And then you tempt us with all your lovely cooking - I'm trying to loose weight and now my tummy is rumbling because I'm sure I can smell pork followed by crumble.

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  17. Your books are gorgeous ! I am almost too scared to even think about bookmaking. I do not have time for any more hobbies....but books......

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  18. Oh these are gorgeous. I wnat one! Just had a lovely catch up on your blogs - such a nice way to spend a dark Friday evening xx

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  19. Thanks for stopping by Gina. As I said I do try to keep up reading all the blogs, but may not always comment. I love your books.

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  20. absolutly fantastic Gina. it's a great design too.

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  21. I love books too, but especially your books!

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