Ex Libris: Latin, meaning “from the books of”. For a while I’ve been aware of bookplates, but never really thought about what they are and what they mean. I’ve seen them for sale on The Literary Gift Company and felt like I needed some. Then the good old British Museum shared a link on Facebook […]
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Simple to make and tasty. Kind of like making truffles; coat the moulds, make the filling (in this case, coffee mixed with sugar and heated, then poured over chopped choc and mixed till smooth) then pour into the set cases. When the filling is set and the top coat put on, smoosh a walnut half […]
So I made up a new blank notebook. Ivory paper: Red and gold headband: Simple black cover: The intention was to stick a decorative metal key on the front, but I can’t quite decide how to place it. Which looks best?
I am both glad and sad that Shepherds Falkiners has moved. Sad because I can no longer browse their lovely store in my lunch hour, or wander down to buy more book binding supplies. Glad because it stops me buying yet more paper. I am resigned to online window shopping and trying to think up […]
Recent charity shop purchase: And inside… No idea what this book is, literally just saw the old cover and the fact it was 95p and bought it!
Two origami bunny tutorials: The yellow one is inflatable, so when you get to the second to last step, you need to… blow into the bunny’s nose!
Coptic binding is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages and I found a really great tutorial. I love this one particularly as the pictures are so clear. To practise this technique, I decided to bind my old sketches together. They’ve been laying around, sheets of A4 from sketch pads that have fallen to […]
One of my favourite Christmas presents this year was this book: Everything Oz, The Wizard Book Of Makes & Bakes. Ever eager to have a reason to try out new craft projects (though sometimes no reason is needed!) I chose the paper balloon mobile to make as a gift for my friend, who’s just had […]
It began with an innocent discussion on snozzcumbers, and ended with this link being emailed round the office from Letters Of Note: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/08/thank-you-for-dream.html This website is a definite must visit for anyone who likes reading, writing, letters and words. Here are some of my favourites: I Like Words Damn You All To Hell I Was […]
Craft complete! The cover material came yesterday and I finished my trio of miniature notebooks. Very happy with the results: