Friday, October 2, 2009

book making



Okay. Time to get back to blogging. Don't even ask where I've been, or what I've been doing. Couldn't tell you, just wasn't feeling it I guess. But time to jump back in. And just in time for Christmas projects. I love to make gifts for my family and friends but it makes blogging so hard! So there will probably be lots of tiny sneek peeks around here for a while. But rest assured I am taking lots of pictures and will have a big Christmas roundup at the end of the year.

Here's a bit of what I've been working on. Books made from recylced kid's books. I've been on a kick with these for a couple weeks. And last week I hit the book sale at the thrift store - a grocery bag full for $2. Should keep me busy for a while! Sydney constantly scolds me for taking books apart (I've taught her well I guess!) But I am careful to buy the grossest worst books they have, the ones that are practically falling apart already that no one else in their right mind would buy. So, I don't feel too bad about it.


I'm no pro at book binding but I enjoy faking my way through it. I recently ran out of PVA glue and tried to subsitute everything else I had with no success. So that's one thing I do know...glue matters. I think I offered to do a tutorial on this once, but realized I didn't know what I was talking about then. Still not sure if I do but I would be happy to give some guidelines to anyone that's interested. It doesn't have to be quite as technical as you might think.

8 comments:

amandajean said...

the books look wonderful! do you buy the old ones to use the covers? i'm curious about the process, if you are willing to share. wanna come over to teach me? i'll feed you well! ;)

KR said...

i would LOVE some tips on how to bind these cute books!

Kristin
http://reclaimingthehome.blogspot.com

Melissa Haworth said...

These look very cool! I am also in a quandary about blogging gifts--I'm considering doing that "after the jump" thing and telling folks not to keep reading...if they ruin the surprise it's their own fault. We'll see if i do it. Otherwise I won't be blogging till January!

annhovsepian said...

I think you're gorgeous and would love a tutorial! :)

(oops... I meant to type "I think they're gorgeous" but it's the kind of typo that you just can't correct... hee hee!!!) :D

Anonymous said...

Those are great looking books. Would love to learn how to do that. Please share.

Amy

Emmie-Lew said...

I'd love to learn, too! :)

Vallen said...

My vote? Yes, please.

Kim said...

I would LOVE to learn how to do this---Thanks!!

Kim