Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Books and bobs.

Two more journals will be leaving for a new home today. Which leaves both shops rather empty! Fortunately, I have lots of fabulous ideas for new books. Last night I only had a moment to work but I did make a couple of teeny weeny lizard skin longstitch journals. I think they will be listed as pendants. 



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I like the mini journals that are so popular right now, I must admit I could make them all day long, they're so fun and easy. Something so small is nice for instant gratification. It only takes about twenty minutes from start to finish (if you work from start to finish, that is. I usually don't). However, I always end up wondering what in the world they're good for. They're nice for little teeny works of art, like this one from meowstro....

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Perhaps as handy illustration portfolios, like this one from behappy... 

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As earrings, if light and sweet enough, like these from KupoKiley... 


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Or as thank-you gifts, or goodbye presents from coworkers or friends... 

Or as love letters, all wrapped up in one place... 

I always like my journals to be practical, not just interesting to make or look at. So I think their best use is for pendants in my case. Mine are a little bit bigger and heavier than Kiley's, and I'm not nearly as talented as behappy or meowstro. 

Anyway. So I have some bookmaking to do in the near future. Hooray! 

2 comments:

Kiley said...

What a pleasant surprise to find my little earrings here!

Best of luck with paper shopping. I luckily have some really great art stores here and in Portland where I have lots of fun paper shopping! I've actually been very well behaved lately as I have too much paper that I need to use up!

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