I've been a little obsessed over the weekend with making more samples of these little folding books with bonded covers.
Some have real leaves painted, bonded and trapped under chiffon on a paper background.
Others have skeleton leaves instead.
All are machine stitched with free machining and tied with braids made to match.
But as I've been making them I've had an increasing desire to make them smaller.
Precious little books that fit into your hand.
And I've experimented with the folded pages so that this one has thirty two little folded sections made from a single sheet of A3 paper.
It has a lovely solid compact feeling...
So now I want to go even smaller and see just how small I can make these books and how many folded pages I can include.
But I can't... I mustn't...
Tomorrow is the first day at University for my MA, followed by a day up in Norwich and then two days teaching. After the weekend I'm driving down to Cornwall for the week (more teaching) and then back for another three days teaching and a day filming. Somehow I have to fit in studying and family stuff as two sons have birthdays during the next couple of weeks so there will be special dinners and cakes... so no time to be fiddling about making little books.
I shouldn't even be on here blogging... unless of course I finish another little book!