At bookmaking class last week, Anna brought in a beautiful book made by Lesley that she'd won in a giveaway. It was very much admired all round and after I'd finished admiring, I tried to work out how it was made.
I could see that it was a version of a flag book with little folded envelopes but I couldn't quite work out the envelope construction. A quick email converstion with Lesley pointed me in the direction of Alisa Golden... and Lesley wondered how long it would take me to make one...
Also in class last week we were making a folded cover from a strip of paper that was eight times longer than it was wide. There was much fun and games as various different measurements were considered and Ann in particular really seemed to have a blind spot in trying to calculate eight times two inches! We laughed and there was some good natured teasing so I knew Ann wouldn't mind if I made her a times table book. The little tags pull out and each one has an eight times table question with the answer on the back!
I think Ann saw the funny side and has forgiven me because this is what she has made me this week.
We are both involved in a postcard swap and Ann has made me a stunning lace postcard with four little detatchable lace books containing needles and safety pins...
buttons and pins... for my theme of Revelation and Concealment. It is gorgeous!
And I couldn't do a book post without the latest matchbox book...
Another blizzard book construction containing pages printed with tatto hearts.
encased inside a leather bound matchbox decorated with a tattoo heart button.
Can you see who this one is for?
Someone who rather likes hearts, who is a genuine rock chick... and only a little bit vintage!
A special little book for a special friend.