Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Pink Stars

Tomorrow sees the last class in what has been a six week run of twice weekly book making classes.


I've really enjoyed teaching book making which has been a pleasant diversion from machine embroidery, although I admit that when I signed up to teach these classes I had no idea that I would be embarking all the miniature books at the same time.


As a result I'm a bit "booked out". But we are finishing the class with an enjoyable little book structure... a star book.


Made with multi-coloured nesting pages that open out...


like a star!


This morning I set about making another one.


Pretty pink and purple pages



nestled inside covers decorated with roses and held together with a silk ribbon.


But what the photos don't show is that this one is barely 3cm x 4.5 cm and fits inside a matchbox.


One more closer to my target!
Don't forget those jubilee books are still up for grabs... with another one added to the shop each day until Monday!

10 comments:

  1. The star books are so lovely, especially when such care has gone into selecting the coloured papers. The matchbox one is stunning.

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  2. I'm totally intrigued by all the different types of books you can make. I intend to make it a summer goal to investigate them more.Can you recommend any books to get me started ?

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  3. gorgeous Gina. your bookmaking is so neat and tidy. lovely pinks!

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  4. Gina, lovely star books. Have never made one of those as I think it might require careful measuring... not my strong suit... and making it in a smaller version as well...you are a glutton for punishment!

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  5. That's amazing! Amazing and beautiful.

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  6. That reminds me of a book my daughter received as a child, probably a Flower Fairy book, it used to hang from the ceiling until she wanted to hear the story.

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  7. That is truly beautiful! Keep going... you are nearly there.

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  8. Thanks for youer excellent teaching at the class Gina. I really enjoyed making these little books and feel I have learnt lots of new skills. Your tiny books are just exquisite.

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  9. What a fiddly size to make!!! It's sweet. Enjoyed the course, thanks Gina.

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