April 26, 2009

Some Book Lovin’

My friend Dessy recently loaned me her copy of The Historian to read since I left mine in a box in Melissa’s basement in Colorado. And because books here, for some odd reason, are overly-priced, I borrowed rather than buying. On the plus side, I’m being Green!

Because Dessy’s book is in mint condition (it looks like it hasn’t even been opened!) I decided I’d bind it to keep it that way. But I didn’t want a boring binding, so I was slightly creative and came up with this!

Book binding

I made the binding from hand-made paper, and added an odd little mother-of-pearl detail at the top right corner, finished off with a cord.

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I’m not sure I like the way the cord is tied and I am thinking of re-doing that one.

And to add some more book lovin’, Dessy gave me two ribbons she salvaged from a shirt and because I thought they were the perfect size I made me and her a couple of bookmarks! Nothing fancy – in fact, it’s even quirky!

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Not the best color combination either, but I like the kitty ornaments.

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The whole set of “Book Lovin’”!

In addition I am working on a little hand-crafted item I will be hosting a giveaway for, so stay tuned!

Hope you’re having a great day!



Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty....looks vintagey..cherry

Aubrey said...

I love it! You are very crafty!! I just scrolled thru your bedroom inspiration post too. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stopping by to thank you for coming over on my SITS day!!

T. W. Anderson said...

She was reading the book the other day, and it's quite cute :) The cover and book-mark! She also just put some kitty emblems on a notebook today to add a little extra flair...pretty neat stuff.

The item she is making for her giveaway is pretty neat, also. I'll let her talk more about that one, however!

Kasey said...

what a lovely blog you have.

Kristin said...

Hi from SITS! And that is a fabulous idea!

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

Such a cute book cover, and I LOVED The Historian, read it several years ago. :)