Friday, May 27, 2011

More Little Books...




I've plodded along, making my little books for our swap at Lenna's Creative Swaps site. You can see some little treasures she's already received at that site, some as small as 1" square! At last I'm calling my books done and preparing to mail the three of them in plenty of time for our mid-June deadline. "The Book of Birds" was already shown here. And there's one more I'll post in a few days. This has been such a pleasure, and I've learned a lot. For one thing, I've learned how much fun it is to sew paper! It's inexplicable why I like it so much... and yet I find it absorbing, relaxing, and creative. And for another, I know I'm a book lover, but had no idea how much enjoyment there is in actually making books like these.





The book shown here is titled "In The Pink", and I made it by piecing fabric-paper scraps into a portfolio-style cover. The pages inside are made from watercolor background papers I painted, stamped, spritzed... all manner of color applications. It measures 4" x 5" and has a few images and trims inside, along with space for its new owner to do some journaling. There isn't a whole lot of room along the spine, but just enough to add some sassy fabric scraps, below.




6 comments:

LynCC said...

Very cool!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Nancy! These are fabulous. Love "In The pink" for a title .. very clever. I have had the same experience with making books ... and yes I too LOVE sewing paper. You will absolutely adore Remains of the Day. It's addictive! Can't wait to see your third book. hugs, Donna

Robbie said...

These are delightful, Nancy..my favorite is the little bird book on previous post. it's adorable! You are a multi media gal now aren't you!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Nancy, I really like your "in the pink" book. With all those sassy fabric ties hanging off the side, who could not love it?! I love to sew paper too. It does feel very creative and works well for mixed media art too. I especially like to combine sewn paper with fabric, so you can see why i am enjoying your little book so much. I feel very lucky I'll be able to look at yours in person! I am so happy you are enjoying creating for the swap.

Did I tell you I did see the museum in Cedar Key you mentioned, but with all the boating activities we did not get to go. Maybe another time as it is so pretty there, we want to return! Thanks for all your helpful hints about area attractions, being fairly new to FL it is very appreciated : )) lenna

sonja said...

lovely little books!
sonja

Nancy said...

Nancy, I love these small books....You have done an incredible job.....

I love the purse in the previous post as well.......You've been a busy lady....