Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WOYWW: Mini book in progress

Here's a cardboard I coated
with wall putty
and painted with different colors.
After cutting the cardboard to the right size,
I used an awl to punch holes
to attach the signatures.
I just used crochet thread to
attach the signatures to the cover.

I used all sorts of paper for the pages.





This project is not yet finished.
I'm still looking through my stash of odds and ends
to see what I can put on the cover.

So far, there's a resin medallion.
I drew on a dictionary page and pasted it
on the back of the medallion.

I cut up an old leather skirt to make
the binding and the tie.
And for my morning prayers,
I did this to remember Matthew 13:8-9.
May I always let the Word fall on good soil
so I may bear much fruit!

If you'd like to take a sneak peak
at what other people have on their work desk,
head over to Julia.
I guarantee you'll want to
join in on the fun!


39 comments:

  1. oh I love handmade books, I could look at them forever, and they always feel lovely to touch aswell.

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  2. How fab is that book already!

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  3. I love this handmade book. It will be perfect when it's finished. Of course, I like it the way it is now. Happy WOYWW.

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  4. Beautiful book! Hope you have a wonderful WOYWW!
    hugs
    Michelle
    xx

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  5. oh wow love this handmade book gosh you are so clever its just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

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  6. Gorgeous book....Have a great day!

    xx

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  7. I love handmade books--so much creativity--well done!

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  8. Hi
    oh your book is beautiful luv the pics, have a great day, sue,x

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  9. You've made an excellent job of that book, look forward to seeing the end result.
    Jo

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  10. This looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it all complete. Tracey

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  11. The mini book is looking fab!

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  12. what a gorgeous book you've made, love it ! thanks for sharing x :o)

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  13. Great book and a perfect amount of space to work in, lol - just like my few inches :D

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  14. Fab mini book, love the texture
    Anne x

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  15. What a fabulous project

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  16. Fabulous handmade book!

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  17. this is a beautiful book! well done!

    hugs m xx

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  18. A lovely book in gorgeous colours. Thankyou BettyXXX

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  19. oh my, there is always sooo much going on, love that paint!! Book looks fabulous too!
    (Lyn))

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  20. Patsy that's just fab - you make it LOOK easy. Me and big needles, ugh!

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  21. yes inddeedy books are best...

    Dx

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  22. Fab project and I love it !!

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  23. I just love your book, its beautiful! Thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi x

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  24. Oh heck yes to that wall putty. I am excited to try that out. But hey, did you make that doll on your desk? I really like it alotta tons!
    I peeked at some of your collages while I was snooping at the rest of your blog, and I think they are very awesomeriffic.
    Amy

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  25. Hiya Patsy

    fabulous book it is gorgeous and so worthwhile as you created everybit of it

    Joey.x

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  26. Sorry I'm rather late calling in this week. My day was really manic yesterday and had to end with a 62mile round journey to visit my neighbour in hospital.
    Really love how you've done the book cover. Thanks for sharing it.
    A x

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  27. wow awesome - and it's not even finished yet!! Fab!
    Sam x

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  28. Love the colours on your book. Do let us see it when you have added the bits you are planning.

    Marilyn

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  29. your flower collages are gorgeous. I have several books on making books but have never found the time. I don't think mine would turn out so well! stopping by from NFF.

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  30. I love mini books and this one is fab and very touchy feely.

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  31. You are so creative and skilled! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday!

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  32. Gorgeous hand-made journals. I love the paper you made, seriously impressive!
    Stopping by from NFF!

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  33. Hi,

    What a lovely little book and great idea of using wall putty. I would never have thought of using wall putty to give texture but now that is on my list of things to try.

    I found you through the "Blog Hop" and I'll check back to see how your book is coming along.

    Blessings!

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  34. I forgot to add: I love your blog name! My blog is called altered heART works

    Blessings!

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  35. Looks like you have lots of patience and an eye for recycling!
    Sorry about my tardy visit, but I've been slightly hors de combat since Wednesday.
    Have a great weekend.
    Chrissie

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  36. I love your book--it's so unique and beautiful!

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  37. Oh, I'm totally inspired, I love your book! After taking Kiwi Carole's journal class I'm fascinated by this whole process! Love what you've done! M

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  38. This handmade book is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Gaby

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  39. Love your framed art work and journals ~jeni (118)

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy