Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wednesday Worktable - 20th June 2012

Wow, Two Posts in one day!  This is my post for WOYWW #159, which I'm joining at Julia Dunnits' Stamping ground.  Why not follow the link in a few minutes, to see what everyone is doing today?

But if you want to see what else is going on here today, have a look at my Midsummer Morning pictures too!

And my desk this morning?

Two large, A4 (letter) sized Recipe Books, for Sami.
Both have covers that match, in papers by Chatterbox.  However they then have contrasting bindings, in bright turquoise blue and zingy golden yellow.  What is blue on one book, is yellow on the other - and vice-versa! 
This project has been going on for a looong time, but finally we're getting near the finish.  The pieces are all cut and ready, I have lined some fabric, to make blue and yellow book cloth (hence the iron in the background!).  All I need to do now (she says, master of understatement...), is make the pattern for the binding holes, then stitch the bindings.  They're going to be Fab!

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And on the left, are the covers for a Wedding Guest Book, for Melissa. 

The covers are in a lovely natural linen, with golden silk edgings.  The silk is very bright and cheery, though it's a bit overshadowed in this photo, by the amazingly zingy recipe books!
This is another Project, as the book will have two sections, with different paper and design.  The first section will be a medium weight paper, printed with a box layout, for guests to write their messages to the bride and groom.
There will then be a separator page, in a neutral paper that matches the linen, printed with "Photographs"; followed by a set of heavy weight pages, with glassine interleaves, to hold photos of the wedding.
Today I need to cut all the pages (so I'm off in a minute, to get started on that!).

I hope to have both these projects completed by the end of the week!

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Thanks for visiting! Do go and see what else is going on in my own little world, then why not come back and follow the link at the top, to see the wider world's worktables!


  1. What a great way to make a pair of books that obviously go together but which also can be told apart!

  2. these are going to look great thanks for sharing Peggy C

  3. They are going to look awesome!

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

  4. How funny! I just spied you on the linky list and there you were popping up in my blog comments!
    Your latest books look lovely and I'm sure you must be making a lot of folks very happy :o)

  5. Such a clever skill. I bet they will be beautiful. x Jo #84

  6. The books are coming along fine - you are very clever. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

  7. Beautiful books - as always x

  8. These all look lovely, as always Lizzie!
    Alison xx

  9. you are always busy creating beautiful books Lizzie I love to pop over here and visit. Hope you are well xxx

  10. Looking good! Glad you found me again and nice to see your desk in WOYWW!

    Mary Anne

  11. I love your book coverings.

  12. Love what you are creating ....beautiful covers.

  13. Yummy papers. Sorry I'm a bit late, thanks for sharing x
    Sophie no.92

  14. I do think book binding is so clever. Love what you are doing.
    Hugs Joanne xx

  15. happy WOYWW! yes, they're going to be Fab! love the print you chose!
    hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

  16. Wow, you may well have finished bothof these projects by now..thats a lot of work! I love thechosen page formatfpr the wedding album, so nice to have guests and photos bound together.

  17. Thank you for popping in to visit my blog. It does seem to be a quiet time in the blog-sphere. I am very busy with my grandchildren at the moment and miss having my blog reading time. On the other hand, I am lucky to be able to spend so much time with them...
    I so admire your book-binding skills. It is such an art. These projects look wonderful. I love the choice of colourways.
    Hope it's sunny for you this morning. Irene

  18. Oh those covers are great, hope you post final pictures of them all when done.

    Happy crafting
    Eliza #163

  19. These books look lovely - hopefully we'll get to see them when they're done?

    Morti #58

  20. These are going to look so beautiful. I especially love the linen one paired with the yellow!

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog today! What a wonderful friend you are! Yep, I'm heading off to uni still in october! Scary stuff! Can't believe your son will be fifteen! how time flys!


  21. These are so striking - I love that pattern too. Your careful work never ceases to make me go 'wow'!


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