Archive for June, 2009

Fabric Covered Book

Liz and I got together on Saturday and made these books from Ali Edwards blog.

Thank goodness Liz is better than following directions than I am or my book would still not be finished!

The book started by making the covers: mat board, book cloth, scrapbook paper and  two snap binder rings.Front cover of brown mat board and black book tape

Inside cover

Punch holes and add envelope pages

I’m a sucker for envelope books. It seems like all the books I’ve been making have at least a few envelopes in them. This one is all envelopes.

On Sunday, I decided to finish the book.  It’s to be a remembrance book, of people who have passed away. I’ll put a photo on the right page and tuck things into the envelope on the left.

Leaves drying on the envelope flaps

One of my favorite books about death is “The Fall of Freddie the Leaf” by Leo Buscagalia. I’ll include lines from it on the title page.

Front cover - decoratedHere’s a sample layout.

Sample pagesI’ll do some journaling on the left page and put memorabilia in the envelope. The rubber stamped girl is one of Alan’s stamps and one of his best sellers.


June 2009
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Traditional Books: What I’m reading

  • "Elegant Enigmas:the art of Edward Gorey" by Karen Wilkin
  • "Around the Border: Crochet Borders" by Edie Eckman
  • "Crochet Master Class" by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
  • Audiobooks: I’m listening to these

    "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
  • "For Us, The Living" by Robert Heinlein
  • eBooks: What’s in my digital readers

  • "Page" by Tamora Pierce
  • "Alice's Adventures Underground" by Lewis Carroll (his original manuscript)
  • Music: This week’s playlist

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Pure Cajun" collection by "various artists"
  • "Duets: An American Classic" by Tony Bennett
  • "The Fantasticks" Original Cast Album (with Jerry Orbach!)
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