I wasn't planning to make any miniature books yesterday. I have a very big trip coming up in only three and a half weeks and I'm trying to get classes planned and samples made so that I'm very organised before I go away. (That is how it is happening in my head anyway.) The afternoon was set aside for making some bigger books as samples for a book making class I have starting in April... but then I got side tracked.
In one of my reference books there were instructions for making Kusudama flowers and I just happened to wonder if I could make a tiny little folded flower... out of 4cm squares of paper... and I discovered I can!
And then into my inbox pinged an email from a very old friend (as in I've known her a very long time not that she's very old!) asking could I possibly make her a Japanese themed book. Not wanting to make a third one that was similar to the first two, I thought I could use the kusudama flower...
Along with some pretty Japanese origami paper...
And before I knew it that was the afternoon gone.
Another little Japanese stab bound book for a special friend.
No more books today though as I'm off to London on the train... I just had to see the David Hockney exhibition again. When I left the exhibition last week I couldn't bear to think I wouldn't see those glorious paintings another time and so went on line and bought another ticket for today. I guess that planning and preparation that is going on in my head won't be happening today either!