Little Angel

The little gold cherub compliments the bright leather.  Only angelic thoughts here!  I do have thoughts about the focus in this picture, but I’m not going to write them down.

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Second off the Loom

The completed book, covered in a large piece of my favourite lamb skin. It was once a lightly used coat, purchased for a mere five dollars.

The completed book, covered in a large piece of my favourite lamb skin. It was once a lightly used coat, purchased for a mere five dollars.

My second attempt on the binding loom or jig is bigger, bluer and better, in some ways. I learned a few things before beginning this project, but also during and after construction… So there is a Third off the Loom as well, it just needs some pictures taken.

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It’s difficult to photograph a book. All sides can’t possibly show at once. This one has blank pages. Write your own story 🙂

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Hand torn pages. Nobody sells packets of miniature paper, so there is the work of half an hour folding and tearing. Cheaper than a therapist, and it looks good in the book 😀

 

A Treasure Found

Happy December, everyone!  It has hit Spirit River with a lot of snow.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so here is a slightly themed post.

In the spring, Carolyn bought this great antique Parker Pen display case in a nifty shop in Dawson Creek, B.C. (yes, Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is just over the border from us… it’s snowing there too.)   Designed for pens, it makes the perfect display box for travelling miniature books, too.  The bottom is for the small items and the top is like a shadow box so it could hold a sample pen or book along with the advertising (it would have had a light inside originally).

After a few hours with the permanent ink and matte board, voila!  An exhibit for the Christmas crowd at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.

ParkerP.S. The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is inside an old wooden grain elevator.  Paintings or quilts or sculptures are exhibited in a spiral up the inside of the tower.  It’s the nearest thing to a lighthouse we have in the Peace Country, and the view down on the gift shop is just as worth seeing as the art.

P.P.S. The box has the original Parker Pens label on the bottom; that’s how we know what it was made for.

Made it!

Low on stock, Carolyn decides to set a goal of making 16 miniature books in time for the craft sale on November 15th.

Here they are, 16 brand new books!  And there was a 17th after the picture was taken.  Best of all, half of them sold to nice people who love books and miniatures and necklaces and especially all those things combined 🙂

The not as new books are in the box, under the new ones.

SRcraftsale13Hm, I see my green pants and a sleeping yorkie also made the shot.