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Monday, November 18, 2013

Guess Where I Am?

 No.  This is not a Where's Waldo type of quiz.

I am not in the middle of this mess, in hiding.  I am in the midst of putting all of this stuff away....Again...You would think that I would learn to clean up as I go, after a while...


I pretty much have it down to what you see there...Not counting the jewelry findings that need sorting.

So I decided I needed a break.  I saw a small pad of  graph paper on my desk...

Off on another tangent.

Bookbinding.  At least it is a style that I haven't tried before.

I just used fancy card stock and sticky gold paper to do the binding.  That part is cheating.

What I really wanted to try was sewing the paper together like a real book.

I did it. It's not perfect, but not too bad for a first try.

I made five stacks of pages. and sewed them together down the center.

I will not go into details.  I am not fit to teach this. Not yet anyway.

You could do this in mini and some people do....I won't be doing it.  I admire the patience of the people that do.
As practice, I just used a couple of strands of embroidery thread.

The whole thing took me less than an hour....Now that I know that I can do it, I am happy.  I can continue cleaning the Black hole that is my workroom.

Back to real work. 

See you tomorrow.


The grandmommy said...

You book is so pretty and made so quickly!
Thanks for being willing to share your black hole with us.
Your fellow black holer

Steinworks said...

I love your book and my goodness you have a lot of stuff how do you keep it all straight?

Caseymini said...

Marisa, I don't. All of the stuff wanders around and settles here and there on its own. I have very unruly stuff! LOL

12Create said...

I love bookbinding and used to do it for a while but ended up with a lot of blank books. I've started using them now so I might go back to making some more. I do enjoy the creativity of book making.

Deni said...

Woman of many talents!!!
the book is really nice!!

Kristen/Kris/Penny Doll said...

Fun cleaning... I'm just like you. I say I'll keep up n put things away, but never do. I must be forced. Yet i can go to someone else's house n clean down to the tiniest detail no problem..go figure.

I love the book. I especially like the tab to open close it. Funny i just made a mini book to test out exactly what u wanted about a month ago. 1" tall x 1 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick. Used small graph paper also. (5 across 6 down) the inside i have about 6/7 lil booklets i sewed separately with clear jewelry string that has a tiny bit of stretch. Then sewed them all together in the ends. That was the hardest getting it all together. N cardboard cover with paper in n out. I wanna go smaller but mine was to see if i could n pretty proud. I think you should at least try a scale one. Since everything you do comes out amazing! I'm def gonna try to do a tiny one with your flap. Maybe really thin leather. :)
Go for it!