Sunday, 27 October 2013

Book Binding...



Hello Folks

I hope you have all had a good weekend and have battened down the hatches ready for this pending storm.  I have shut the Girls in so that they don't get blown away!

I want to share with you a little project I have been working on.  Ever since I made THIS  book with Neil Burley I have wanted to make another journal type book.  So here it is....

I bought some leather from Ebay, cut it to size and rounded the corners.  Then I adhered some paper to the inside.  I cut out some watercolour paper, folded it, marked out the holes in both the paper and leather and then sewed the paper signatures to the cover using waxed linen thread.

The inside paper was bought for me by a non-crafting friend.  Gorgeous isn't it?  It has a lovely shimmer to it.
Here are the inside of each signature of paper.
At the end I threaded some leather cord to tie the book closed.

I have not used my book yet but I am sure I soon will.  This is on I am DEFINITELY keeping!

Have a good week everyone and I truly hope the storm St Jude soon passes without too much upheaval for you all.

Hettie 

10 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a gorgeous color of leather! Your mini book is a delight, Hettie! And your ring is out of this world!!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Looks fabulous. I'm ever so impressed that you made it all yourself. Clever clogs.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Kimbo said...

Oh my, what a clever little playmate you are. This is absolutely fabulous x

scrappymo! said...

Well miss...the book and the ring are gorgeous!

Love the way you stitched it together. The leather colour is stunning!

This will be a very special journal.
Hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Crafty hugs
Mauree

Bonnie said...

What a treasure!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am sure you are very proud of your Journal, as you should be.
I adore notebooks and Journals, always have done, even when very, very young so I know what beautiful satisfaction there will be for you to actually write/draw in your own handbound book - a stunning piece of work.
Wishes
Lynne

Jules said...

What a cute and gorgeous notebook .. .. I would want to keep that too (and would probably never use it because it is so lovely). Why spoil it with my scrawl LOL!!

I bet it took a while to complete but well worth every second!

Such a lovely shade of green too!

Hope you weathered the storm OK.

Love Jules xx

Karen Petitt said...

This is gorgeous - a really beautiful piece of art work, wonderful, thank you for sharing x

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fabulous mini book Hettie love it :)
And I would soooo keep it too!
Hugs Nessa xxx

butterfly said...

It's beautiful, Sam. The binding is great, and I love the leather cord to fasten it closed.
Alison x