Tomorrow though, I will have a "Day Off", to go to Cambridge and meet two Special People. More about this as soon as possible after the day!
Meanwhile, I've been busy making. These three are some of the latest things I've finished. I'm also working on a project to make a large silk wedding guest album, with a storage/gift box to keep it in. I hope to report on my box-making adventures in the near future!
A little picture gallery, of what I finished recently :
Anyway, the label was not attached yet, so she could write her own words on it (and use the spare if it went wrong!). The binding is in mousey-brown linen and the cover edgins are in a deep teal/golden brown shot-silk.
Back view. This paper is by Cavallini and is called "Birds and Nests". It does actually have those words printed in the design, but it's a very large design and those bits didn't come out on the part I used for this book. (There's another in my shop just now, which uses the same paper on the covers and has the words on too!)
Inside there is lovely natural-white smooth paper. The covers are lined with Murano art paper, in a slate colour.
This will sit on Melanie's stall and she will collect customers' comments. I took it to the local farmers' market last Saturday and delivered it in person (luckily she likes it!).
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Another book in this lovely paper! 8" x 6" Wedding Guest Album, to hold polaroids, as well as the good wishes of the guests.
Coptic binding, in turquoise linen thread.
It's very thick, as there are 50 pages (100 sides) of stiff paper, plus double-thickness spacers, to allow room for the polariod photos.
I cut the second set of spacers from aqua marled Murano paper, to match the cover linings. They are wrapped round each section (4 pages/sheets per section), over the top of spacers made in the same stiff, heavy-weight paper as the pages.
The bride chose a hand-cut label for the first page, to match the cover paper.
I wish them both a lovely Wedding Day and much happiness for the future!
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Two suede notebooks/journals, about 6" x 4" in size. They have metal buttons with wrap-round ribbon to fasten them - and add a bit of decoration.
The teal & green book has green-designed end-papers and the red & bronze book has greeny-grey. These are both scrapbooking papers, by My Mind's Eye. They are just great for end-papers or linings.
I'm very pleased with how these turned out. They're designed for presents (a certain BFF has a birthday this week...) and I hope they'll be well-received.
So, off to do some box-making! I hope to have "completed" photos of the book and box very soon. And tomorrow I'm off to Cambridge for a day out - excited...