To celebrate the end of my "Fifty Miniature Books" project... I made another book!
This time I used the online sevice Blurb to make a hardback book about the project with photographs of every single one of the limited edition books from book number one, "Be my Valentine"
all the way through to book number fifty "Write On".
I've never used this service before but I am delighted with the quality and ease of use. It's also wonderful to have this lasting memento of each of the books I have created.
Of course there have been others as well as this fifty... twenty Jubilee books and eight extra Japanese books (the last remaining few are still available in my Etsy shop and could well be the last ever). And in addition I've had requests for books that came after the original fifty were already spoken for. And that is what I've been doing this week... finishing off the few remaining orders.
A rather delicate little book on the theme of "Hand Stitching"
One of my favourites I think, although it would be hard to pick an absolute favourite. If you are reading Sue... I'll bring to our meeting in September to save the postage!
I really enjoyed creating all the little pages of hand stitches.
There has been another Pisces book, the third one I've made.
This time with fish made with foils (saved from Easter eggs!)
A book about Crows
And finally a book about the Bard...
Filled with favourite quotes... which is another of my favourites.
And now I have only four more to make... and that is it! So if you are waiting, it shouldn't be too long.
In total I will have made eighty six tiny books in matchboxes since February, which is an awful lot of books. I did think I might try to get to one hundred, and I still might, but for now I'm thinking it really is time to move on to something new. I'm mulling about some new ideas concerning "Rites of Passage" but as yet nothing concrete. I'm hoping by closing a door on these books, another one will open... in itself a passage of sorts.