Something New

I bought a square of printed burlap (hessian?)  because it seemed to me like something other people might like.  It wasn’t the nicest material to work with, especially since I had to use a paper underlayer because the holes are so see-through.  However, now that it’s finished, I do like the look of this!  The strap is a wonderfully simple device that I’ll definitely use again.



Cut Out Mini

There is probably a name for this kind of book but I’m not sure what it is.  This was a trial run, the first I’ve made, and I didn’t know exactly how it would go together until it was done (that’s the way I go about things!).  I learned that I need a new knife, one without the tip broken off, but I’ve got one and I think I’ll try this again.



Two little latches, both have to be undone and swivelled out of the way.


Then the book pops out like this, with three cut outs.


Each has two pages behind it with different papers. The rose gets the shiny red and the sparkly purple, depending on which way you look at the book.


The shell is purple one way…

And green the next.

And green the next.


So on…


And so forth.