Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bird Book Reveal!

I am so very pleased with how this book came out!!! I see many more of these in my future and the shape possibilities are endless.  This green linen is amazing! Plus green is one of my favorite colors.  While thinking of what image to try out, a little swallow came to mind. I love the little birds and I think it compliments the book perfectly.

For the cover pages  I knew when I picked out the linen exactly what paper I would use. This is a marbled paper I made when I first tried marbling. Along with one other this is my favorite marble so far. I love that little fresh surprise of color on the inside too.  

So what do you guys think? I am personally in love but then again I am a little bias.:) I am also in love with every book I make. Haha! Is there any shape or object you think would look absolutely wonderful under a book cloth? If so feel free to share in the comments!
I have 6 more signatures waiting to be bound so keep checking back to see what creations I come up with next!
I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Holiday and give thanks to all the service members before us that gave such a sacrifice. I would also like to give thanks to the service members of the present and future that sacrifice so much for our safety.
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By Stephanie Lynn

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bookbinding Away!

I am still here!!! Just busy, busy.:) Books are all coming together and will be ready for the shop really soon. Here is a sneak peek of what I have been up to.

This first picture is an something new I am trying. I will post about it if it turns out how I want it to. Heck, I will post about it if it flops too. Maybe someone else might find my mistakes helpful or just want a laugh. Haha!
Mini jotters! I love these. They are perfect to stick in a purse or diaper bag. They would probably even fit in your pocket. Perfect for on the go.

I have been busy with book cloth! I only have a shot of one of the book cloths but have four others in the works. This one is a super soft wool linen blend that I absolutely adore!

The newest binding technique which is also my favorite now. :D  A hardback pamphlet bind. I am over the moon for the look and how nice these work up. I need to get proper pictures but it was too pretty not to share. I hadn't seen this technique before I stumbled across a wonderful blogger and youtuber while doing some binding research. Lee from Crafty Loops has some AH-MAZING tutorials on book binding and all sorts of fun crafts. Crafty Loops You Tube Channel She is so very sweet and helpful. Thank you Lee for your kind words and awesome tutorials! I swear she is as sweet as her Irish accent. :)
Alas, I have also been doing some sewing!! I have a few more sewing projects but I need to get photos. I swear not enough time in the day. Between two boys, starting preschool homeschooling, preparing for the shop, everyday life, most days I am not sure if I am coming or going.

Hoping all this work pays off when the shop opens!
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By Stephanie Lynn

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