Monday, 19 March 2012

Half Way!

While my husband and his son sat through three consecutive games of Rugby on Saturday afternoon I busied myself with some more miniature books and have finally passed the half way mark... I feel like I've made 126 not just 26! It is my intention that every book is unique which does mean that when several people ask for the same theme, I've got to really put my thinking cap on.


This one is the first of two "Bird" themed books I've been asked to make.


I opted for two little machine embroidered bluebirds on the covers.


And a pretty little bluebird button on the matchbox.


This next one is for a keen gardener...


Who especially likes his pot plants.


I couldn't resist throwing in a miniature packet of seeds.


I've been asked to make three "music" themed books. For the first I've opted for the Shakespeare quote from "Twelfth Night"





And for the second one I've taken music ranging from Bach...



through to the Beatles (because I believe the recipient is a fan of both!)


But I haven't a clue what I will do for the third "Music" book yet


Of course, my biggest worry now is that the person who receives the first one wishes they had got the second one and vice versa... or maybe they will both wish they got the third one when I finally get around to it... Oh dear!!!


I've plans for a couple more before the end of the week and I'm gradually working my way down the list. I apologise now if you are still waiting and promise I will get straight back to work on them after my holiday... but for now I still seem to have the urge to clean and tidy. Five kitchen cupboards, the fridge and the deep freeze all got attacked today!

20 comments:

  1. you have been a busy and creative bee...looking good

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  2. All the books are wonderful, I love them all and the standard of each is as high as that exquisite first one - I'm sure each of the recipients will be delighted.
    I wish I had your energy - my cupboards leave much to be desired. Perhaps I should book a trip abroad!

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  3. You're working well Gina, the books are wonderful. Keep going!

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  4. I gave my kitchen a big tidy on Friday, and cleared out the past/nearly-past it's sell-by date stuff, hence my sardine paste sandwiches for work today. Why EVER did I buy sardine paste???
    Gina, all of your books are beautiful, tiny works of art and believe me, all the recipients are going to treasure them x

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  5. These are such perfect miniature works of art, I'm sure each one will be treasured. The Jackdaw book was a huge hit, described as "amazing" by the recipient - so thank you!

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  6. I'm sure that all the people receiving one of your books will love it, they are all exquisite. As for kitchen cupboards, I've several here that could do with some of your energy on them!

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  7. Slow down , you will be worn out
    before you get to NZ.... books are
    beautiful , have a good trip.
    And will all the people reading this who have the spring cleaning urge, please come to my house...

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  8. Cleaning! are you feeling just a little guilty about leaving them? I have one word for you DON'T.
    The books are lovely, you will come back with lots of inspiration for more.

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  9. oh the books lovely - no point in cleaning it will need doing when you get back !!! Oh you can do hobbit books and oh so many more lovely ideas I bet.

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  10. So how many of us crafters actually enjoy the time when our other halves have their eyes glued to the Rugby or Football? It gives us a great excuse to get our current project out without feeling guilty!

    I spent the time finishing a project for my daughter, you can see the ta..dah on my blog if you pop over and have a look.

    Fleur xx

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  11. Speaking as the person who bought the first book, could you please replicate books 2-26 then on to 50 so I don't miss out. (You can do them after your holiday if that helps). BTW - knitting needles are on the list of things you can take on planes although whether or not you have a fight at security is another matter!

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  12. Please, please slow down, you don't want to make yourself ill before you fly.

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  13. this must really be a creative challenge Gina. but what little treasures they are - so unique and all gorgeous.

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  14. Your books continue to be brilliant Gina! If I don't speak to you before have a really wonderful holiday! Lucy xx

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  15. Those are lovely - so effective!

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  16. They are all so pretty - you have been working hard :)

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  17. I love the ideas Gina. They keep coming! Lovely books and I'm sure the recipients will be delighted. I can see your suitcase on the return journey from NZ being filled with all the things you'll see over there that could go into a matchbox book...

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  18. Gina you are amazing! I don't know how you do it. I'm excited to hear you are going to New Zealand . Is it for teaching or a holiday or to meet your son?
    Have a great time. I know you'll come back with a head full of exotic inspiration. You'll be missed but I feel sure you'll be able to fit in a quick blog post or two while you're away.

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  19. What an amazing variety of books- I don't know how you keep up the inspiration. Enjoy yourself in New Zealand!

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  20. Love, love, LOVE the little stitched bluebird! Have a wonderful holiday. Moira x

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