Monday, September 5, 2011

I made a book!

Today I thought I'd share with you my first book :) I've been wanting to make a book for awhile & so, when I saw the make a mini book swap on swap-bot, I thought I'd sign up. I like the way it turned out, though if I make more, I'll probably try some different techniques & bindings. This is truly a multi media piece, with crocheted pages, a bit of notebook paper, embroidery, stamping & even a bit of photography.  It only has only has 4 actual pages (not including the "journal" part), each saying something different & each in a different type/color of yarn, for lots of texture.

Front cover: Divided heart design embroidered on cotton crochet 

Page 2: Nature- hand embroidered flower on 100%% cotton yarn , hand stamping on  notebook paper, hand stitched, Somehow I missed taking a photo of p. 1. It's hand crocheted ribbon type yarn, a sun cut from a photo, hand embroidered, "sunshine" hand stamped on notebook paper & hand stitched. It's the bright blue page.

Page 3: industry- embroidery stitches on milk yarn (so soft!), hand stamping on notebook paper

Last page: peace symbol hand embroidered on acrylic yarn, hand stamping on notebook paper, hand stitched

Notebook "journal" pages
Back cover: hand embroidery, hand stamping on notebook paper, hand stitched, ink, folded over front & hand stitched with large cross stitches
I had fun & I want to explore making more little books :) How about you? Have you tried anything new recently?

* Sorry about the blur in some of the shots, they were quick shots to document the book before sending it away, so I wouldn't forget what I did.

13 comments:

Joni Nickrent said...

adorable...love it! :) POP ART MINIS

Meredith Resnick said...

Thanks for visiting me at A Mother Seeking...

Very cute journal idea. I feel like I'd want to write more often, the old-fashioned way, with this! :).

First time visitor to your blog.
I am now a follower!

Meredith

Ashley said...

Cute site! Thanks for your comment on my guest post on Stacie's blog!~

moonroommuse said...

What a great journal. Love the crocheted pages. Don't think I've ever seen crochet used to create book pages. Thanks for sharing.

Alexis Grace said...

How cool is this? A great baby gift!

Alex said...

That is a cool book & would make a great baby gift.

The Budget Diet said...

How clever!

Erika Price said...

Beautiful book! Erika here, just dropping by from Handmade Wednesday :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

I love it, as I do all of your creations! Love the stitching on the front cover and all the different yarns you used. What an interesting idea for a book.

Your lucky partner is really going to enjoy it!

Charlene said...

That is something I could never do - I am totally impressed! Love it! Visting from SITS and it looks like you have lots of interesting things here. Will look for you on Twitter as well!

Shay said...

This is super cute!

Ms. Veronicas said...

I love books and book making. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

emmel-prutsemieke said...

nice little book!!!