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.

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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.

 

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

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

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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.

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The shell is purple one way…

And green the next.

And green the next.

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So on…

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And so forth.