Button hole book binding

Hi everyone…

I have a couple of cute little handmade books to share with you…. I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh this afternoon on button hole book binding with Cass Barron and it was such a fab workshop, if you ever get a chance to take a class with Cass jump at the chance as you will not be disappointed here is a link to her Facebook Page 😊

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And here is a view inside at the signatures

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We finished our first books with some spare time left over so we got to start making another book, which I completed once I got home

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I plan to make another couple tomorrow … they are so much fun to make..

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i will leave a link to the stampers grove workshop list here as Cass has a few more workshops planned throughout the summer, they are not to be missed πŸ™‚

thank you for popping in, as always 😊

Sarah

Leather Travel Journal

Hi Everyone!..

I bought a 3 pack of nice notepads at my local supermarket (asda) this morning because I wanted to make a travel journal… I had bought a leather bundle off Amazon about a month ago with this project in mind and also for making a few other upcoming projects too πŸ™‚

I love how it turned out.. the leather was a scrap but was big enough to cover the 3 books which were held in place with elastic hair bands and have enough to have a flap to fold over the front, which i didn’t trim and left it in the shape it was..

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I have to say I do love it, but want to make another, this time actually stitching it onto the leather cover rather than with the elastic as I think I would prefer it to be more secure..

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I think I will make up my own signatures for the next book too.. that should be fun and I have just the right paper in mind for it too πŸ™‚

I was going to keep this blog post for tomorrow, but I was that excited about making it that I just had to share it with you tonight!

Thanks for popping in

Sarah

 

Crafty Projects Jan-Jun 2017

 

Good Morning Everyone!

Just sharing a wee video montage of the crafty things I have been making in the first half of 2017..and there are not nearly enough of them lol.. will aim to make more Jul-Dec πŸ˜‰

Hold on tight to your dreams…

Hi Everyone..

I altered three wee notebooks today..

I bought these a while back at Stampers Grove, they are great to alter and I also got to use that new kraft and black paper pad that I had bought from the Range last month.

I kept them very simple, they are a great size for sticking in your handbag/purse so didn’t want to embelish them too much

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I cut the paper to size which was 2.5″ x 4″

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then inked all round the edges of the books and the patterned paper in black archival ink

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I applied scortape all round the reverse side of the patterned paper and stuck to the front and back pages of the books

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Then I finished them off with some Tim Holtz small talk stickers

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A nice quick and easy project for a sunday morning πŸ™‚

As always thank you for popping round

Sarah x

 

G45 Safari Adventure Coffee Sleeve Tag Book

Hi everyone!..

I mentioned the other day that I would share the coffee sleeve tag book that I made using the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers..

I used plain kraft coloured coffee sleeves and stenciled over each one with a Dylusions stencil with a triangle pattern and Ground Espresso ink.. I think it made it rather giraffe like πŸ™‚

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I also used one of the pages from the 12 x 12 stack with loads of cut aparts to decorate and embelish the book

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I stuffed the book with tags and belly bands so that you can add even more tags

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and I finished off the book by binding it all with a book ring and a large eyelet from We r Memory Keepers using the Cropodile.

As always, thank you for popping round

See you again soon

Sarah x

Envelope Books

Hi Everyone!

This weekend I have been making mostly …. Envelope Books πŸ™‚

They are samples for a workshop at Stampers Grove this Saturday 11th February from 10.30 till 12.30..

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This is a great way to use up your envelops stash and as you can see they look great in all shapes and sizes πŸ™‚

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Its also a great way for you to use up your jelly plate prints

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and also use up all those patterned papers we hoard πŸ˜‰

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and practice zentangle (which I suck at lol)

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So if you are in Edinburgh next Saturday and fancy making one, you can call James or Emma to book a space onΒ  0131 221 9440 or pop intoΒ 92 Grove St, Edinburgh EH3 8AF

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As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah

 

2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx