Category Archives: Craft

Book art sculpture – first attempt

I just googled, looked at various tutorials, then played around with an old magazine – the chunkiest I could find! Found the middle then worked my way out, alternating the types of folds evenly.

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New blank notebooks – with or without a key?

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?

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Lunchtime Lusting- pretty paper

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 […]

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Simple Origami Sunday: BUNNIES!

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!

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Coptic Binding – first attempt

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 […]

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Paper balloon mobile – handmade gift idea

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 […]

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Weekly Inspiration – Letters Of Note

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 […]

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A trio of mini notebooks

Craft complete! The cover material came yesterday and I finished my trio of miniature notebooks. Very happy with the results:

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Happy 2013! New Year, new projects

As 2012 is now over, I think it’s high time I knuckled down and finished some of the projects I’ve either started or been thinking about! First up, I have 3 mini notebooks to finish, with black covers. Sadly the black bookbinding material has been out of stock, but it’s now on order to be […]

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Reasons to send Christmas cards

And when I say Christmas cards, I mean proper snail mail cards, none of this e-card nonsense! EVERYONE likes getting post. The less mail we get through the door, the nicer it is to get something worthwhile! It shows you’re thinking of people and it’s nice to be thought of. Even in the smallest way. […]

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