Friday, July 31, 2009

purty eh?

my obsession continues with this stitch. it is the coptic stitch used in the 15th century. i love the exposed spine. i picked up this gorgeous hand marbled paper at a book show and i just love it. i havc this book sitting on my bedside table. it makes me so happy to just look at it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

ooooooo i love the repurposin'

book making is now a full blown obsession. these little beauties were made with some reclaimed leather i had layin around. the brown one is actually from an old leather skirt i found at the Goodwill store. the buttons are a dollar store find, and the paper is cheap enough. you likey?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

book makin'

since i have been taking so many great classes on bookbinding, i thought i would go in another direction and make this is made out of my own hand pulled paper with my mom's dried flowers.
the white paper was given to me, but all else is mine. i had fun with the binding!

this is a small book with an exposed spine. i think showing off the work in the stitching is important, because it takes a while for this step . i made the book cover and back as well. this paper was kindly given to me from my master book binding teacher. she has a ton of scraps that i have used for everything.
pretty, no?