Saturday, February 7, 2009

Been busy...


Working on a bunch of new books! Mostly minis, though today I did finish a lovely keyhole book using a National Geographic illustration I'd been saving a long time, and some paper I had cut, folded and saved. I had a flurry of activity earlier in the week, when some gorgeous chiyogami scraps arrived from Lilliput Books. They're exactly the right size for making minis.


They were so pretty I just had to try them out right away! My minis are getting better and better. And they have helped me get over my problems with case binding! It was all a casing-in issue. I wasn't setting the book block far enough into the spine, and I wasn't leaving enough room in the spine for proper placement. So hooray! 



I worked on some super teeny headbands for one of the minis, with fly-tying thread. Whew! That was so difficult, keeping the little bitty threads in order. Here's the result of this particular effort: 





And here's that keyhole book, using the illustration. Hooray! 



I think more keyholes are in my future... 


3 comments:

Kiley said...

I just had a flurry of books out yesterday after deciding I wanted to teach myself the keyhole binding!
We must be great minds....

Iris @ Pied Crow Press said...

Absolutely!
I hope to see some of your flurry soon! :) I've discovered I very much like keyhole binding. I'm thinking about doing a book with a bunch of keyholes, something silly like seven or eight, just for fun.

Basir Seerat's Photography. said...

excellent shoots , very nice and really intrasting.