Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Book - all done at last

I have put the pages together and bound them up so the book is all done. Here tis....

I love the felt ric rac that I have used on the front cover. I bought it from the UK and I seriously think that I need more. Pity about the exchange rate!!

A few imperfections in the layout - the penguin is on his way out of the book - but in my mind these add to the handmade appeal.

I used some of my hand dyed wool to do the blanket stitching around the edges and the binding is a little bit of gingham ribbon threaded through the blanket stitching along the spine.

The leaf page is very plain but maybe that adds to the contrast of styles in the different pages.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Yippee - Last book page!!

Here it is - the last page of the little felt book that I have so slowly been putting together. I went with a leaf. To get the shape I used a scan of a real leaf and cut the shape out of some lovely felt purchased from paper and string. I just added a little stitched detail to show the veins.

I am now in the process of stitching the pages together and then I get to experiment with the binding. At the moment I am thinking of using ribbon threaded through the blanket stitching.