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Given the date, this is my last book of 2012! I created a few of these as little gifts that were small enough to put in with Christmas cards for special people this year.

Pearlescent book

Embossed book with pearlescent cover

  • The book cover is made using Centura Pearl Cardstock
  • The black card was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • The embossed card was coloured using Pearlescent paint from Daler Rowney.
  • The construction is a pamphlet sewn binding.

Ideal for popping in your pocket/bag for little notes when you don’t want to lug a full size notebook around.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

I would like to share with you the leather book that I made on August 11th, this was made from one of Jackie’s scraps of leather. As a true crafter nouthing is wasted, the leather was 1″ x 2″ and sewn with a pamphlet stitch.

 

Tiny Leather bound book

Tiny Leather bound book

 

Inside minature book

Inside minature book

 

Told you it was tiny!

Told you it was tiny!

 

If you are wondering about the title of this post… this goes back a long way! All the way to my primary school, back in the 1970’s there wasn’t choice about what you ate it was a set meal. If you HATED something, cabbage etc the best you could hope for was a small portion. This gave rise to a range of requests for varying sizes of portion. ‘Junior junoir big’ got you a large helping and  was a reference to the older part of the school know as the juniors. Younger children were known as infants, so if you wanted a small portion you said ‘Infant small please’. Not related to the binding in any way, but it was a nice story and I do like a ramble sometimes hehehe.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

 

I would like to share with you the pamphlet stitched book that I made on 11th August. I learnt that I needed to use a bigger awl before sewing as it was REALLY difficult to sew at first. Once I made the holes in the leather larger it went OK. Thankfully this is a forgiving bind.

 

My third leather book

My third leather book

 

I used a vintage button from my late mother’s sewing basket, then found the bookbinding needle wouldn’t fit through the holes! I got round it, first I pierced the holes in the leather to line up with the button’s holes. I threaded needle and sewed from the inside to the outside, took off the needle, threaded the thread through both button holes. The re-threaded the needle to sew back through the cover. I simply tied the two ends together.   :) WHere there’s a will, there’s a way…right.

Spine detail showing the Pamphlet stitching

Spine detail showing the Pamphlet stitching

 

Inside the pamphlet sewn book

Inside the pamphlet sewn book

I realise that the cover isn’t cut very well, as I say I was using a scrap of leather. This was all about learning how to construct this style of book, rather than making a perfect finished piece ;)

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie

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