Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fifty Shades of...

...Matchbox books.

I've finished! I've reached my target to make fifty miniature books in matchboxes. And before you email me to say "hang on a minute, what about mine..." yes, I know, I still have some to make. But when I first embarked on this project my aim was to make a limited edition of fifty books and those are now complete. In addition I've made some Jubilee books and Japanese books (some of which are still available in my shop) and I've had another dozen or so requests for books which I still have to finish.


But it feels good to have done that fifty! The last few have included another book for a Piscean... decorated with tiny sequins.


One designed to show that moment that dandelions release their seeds which I've named "Make a Wish"


Number 49 was a real challenge with a theme of "Hobbits" - a subject I know nothing about!


 But I'm hoping a box decorated with Hobbit doorways and a book with excerpts from "The Hobbit" will fit the bill.


And the final book was on a theme of "Writing"


With a little origami flutter book of alphabet letters.


And if you are still waiting for your book... I promise they are on their way. I've enjoyed making them so much I think after I have finished the special orders I may well continue to add new books to my Etsy shop as I think of new themes... I'll be sure to let you know if I do!

17 comments:

  1. I bet I know who the Hobbit one if for, the person I had lunch with today! I'm sure she'll love it.

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  2. Congratualtions on reaching your target. The books have all been beautiful and I was delighted when I opened mine on my birthday :-)

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  3. Well done Gina - what a labour of love. It can be strange finishing an all consuming huge project, a mixture of sad at it's ending,what am I going to do next and excitement thinking that you can now do something new!

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  4. Well done Gina, they have all been lovely. I admire your patience, working on something that small.
    I love the little dandelion book ~ very pretty. :)
    Vivienne x

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  5. I love them all Gina and am wondering if the fishy one is one of mine. The excitement is mounting! Each one is a tiny treasure and sure to be loved.

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  6. Well done Gina. I don't know how you managed to keep each one so original. Whats your next challenge?

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  7. Well done - every book you have put on your blogger have been gorgeous - they are all so perfect.

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  8. The books are gorgeous. I really love the dandelion one just checked your Etsy shop but it wasn't there.

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  9. These are gorgeous. Congratulations on reaching your target.

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  10. Gian, congrats on reaching the target of 50 books. I hope you finish the others soon and then crack on with your 'new direction'... worked out where you're heading yet?

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  11. Mine arrived today and I am thrilled skinny by it, so much delicate work has gone into it.

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  12. A good guess Miriam. I love my book Gina, thank you so much. Glad I could help you with your fund raising.

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  13. Stunning work Gina! The tiny books are so delicate and pretty. You just amaze me.

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  14. Wow, just found your blog - link from Vivienne's blog. I love finding new crafty blogs.
    Pleased to meet you.

    Fleur xx

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  15. They are all so wonderful! I am always showing mine off to anyone who visits, Thank you again.

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  16. Wow! you have so much stamina. They are all so pretty. M x

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  17. Congratulations on completion of the 50!! You must dream of baby books!!

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