Friday, 11 May 2012

Books... and more books!

I sometimes feel I will be making these little matchbox books forever! Every spare minute I am sat at my table working on another book yet no matter how many I make there are still more to do. But I'm still loving making every one. This week there has been the third book that I've made on the theme of Music.


A tiny stitched book made in response to a request for something in orange/green/muddy colours. 


Part of the fun of making these books is responding to the special requests.


This one is for a young girl who likes purple and pink... and the beach.


And the last one this week has been for one of my knitting friends. She left the theme of the book up to me so it had to be knitting.


Think I might have dropped a stitch!


I have got fourteen books left to make of the original edition of 50 so if you have ordered one and are beginning to think I have forgotten... fear not... you should hear from me in the next couple of weeks. Thank you so much for your patience and support.


The sale of the first 50 books has paid for about half the telephone box so there is still money to be raised. As I mentioned in my last post I'm making an edition of 20 Jubilee themed books to sell at the exhibition. But I will also be putting some of them into my etsy shop and the first couple of these are now up for grabs here.


I will be back on Monday with news of another project... the name of the recipient of "A Fine Colour of Rust"... and probably more books! Have a lovely weekend.


15 comments:

  1. I am having trouble deciding which of these is my favourite - the music one speaks to me, but then there's the beach one, and the jubilee ones are just fab ...

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  2. Gina I know I've said it before but I have to say again how incredibly perfect these little books of yours are. I'm so impressed by the range of ideas and creativity that you've put into each and every one - each one a tiny and perfect work of art! Glad that you're phone box is now a reality!

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  3. Wow, the knitting book is amazing - and because I've seen one of these books "for real" I can imagine just how tiny those knitting needles are!

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  4. I never tire of looking at your amazing little books (I love the tiny knitting) and am getting more excited as you work your way through your list! The Jubilee designs are stunning too.

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  5. Believe me, my knitting book is just perfect. Thank you once again Gina.

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  6. They are lovely Gina, I especially love the Jubilee ones
    Twiggy x

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  7. I am also enjoying this series of books and I adore your interpretation of the orange/green muddy colours one. I love ivy shapes and the little leaves on the box look just perfect.

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  8. Fabulous books again Gina and I love the Jubilee one too, especially as it has my 60 years on it too ;-) See you tomorrow!

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  9. More lovely books. I'm looking forward to the exhibition.

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  10. Gina these are beautiful and just perfect. Love the pinky/purple beach and the colours and leaves on the muddy one are so appropriate for the Autumn weather we are enjoying at present.

    They will be treasured.

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  11. I'm breathless keeping up with you Gina, every one of these is a true work of art.

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  12. Oh they're so wonderful Gina. I especially like the Jubilee ones! *whispers* I don't want to stress you AT ALL, just checking when my matchbox might be ready...

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  13. I've been away and been ill so am I too late to be in the book thing?! - I love my Fairy book and keep being temped to have more - your patience and work rate are amazing - can I have some of your get up and go please!!!!

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  14. More lovely books, especially the Jubilee ones. I should think you dream of tiny books!!

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  15. They are looking marvellous. I still haven't decided what to have as my theme, but I am thinking about it still...

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