Sunday, 13 December 2009

Talented friends

Thank you for all your lovely kind comments on my last post... results should be back by the end of the week so fingers crossed! Today we went to the 40th birthday party of a dear friend who happens to be a very talented artist.

Which was an opportunity to forget all about stitching and indulge in a little cutting, folding and glueing, resulting in a little book as a gift.

A book made with folded pages that contain additional removable pages.

In this case, postcard sized watercolour pages for filling with sketches and drawings.

Do take a look at John's website and see some of his amazing paintings and drawings. I should add he is one of the nicest smiliest people I know so I'm not sure why he looks so stern in his photo on the site!

At the party was another friend who also happens to be a very talented textile artist. She was very excited to tell me she has just started blogging.

So please go and visit Sandra... leave her a comment... and tell her Gina sent you!

18 comments:

  1. I love the wise old owl paper covering.

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  2. I have really enjoyed discovering your blog today - thanks!

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  3. Is that beautiful little book as difficult to make as it looks? What a wonderfully personal present to give and what a delight to receive something like that! What a lucky man. I looked at his work......... beautiful. Just going over to the other blog now...

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  4. Just a thimbleful


    Your book looks delightful. And USEFUL! I have found people like to receive a delicious little book to record the signatures of everyone present at a special event.
    I shall certainly try Sandra's blog later today. I know what it is like to start a blog and find no-one is reading it (except the darling Gina!)!

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  5. What a wonderful and personal gift from one talented person to another. I'm sure your friend will love it and enjoy using it. Love the owl paper.

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  6. What a lovely little book. I like the owls!

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  7. what an amazing book - so clever with the removable pages - looks like the perfect present for John.

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  8. The book is gorgeous! Where did you learn how to make it?

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  9. What a gorgeous present and what fabulous paper - where did you find it?

    Lucy xxx

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  10. oh I want to know how to make one!
    (But I respect your originality!)

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  11. Oh my -- isn't that little book beautiful??? I think I have book envy. Or paper envy. Owl envy? It's just gorgeous!

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  12. Your little book is beautiful Gina, Good luck with your marks for your work. Jane x

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  13. Whar a great book, and I LOVE the owl paper!

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  14. Oh Gina - I just love that little book! What a wonderful gift.

    How can I make one?

    Off now to peruse your friends' blogs/webs.

    xxx

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  15. i love the book you made Gina... the owl design is really fun... i would love to learn more about making books and wonder if you could recommend a good book?

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  16. That book is gorgeous. Please share a how to! i'm racking my brains wondering where else I've seen one!

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