Sunday, August 12, 2012

sewing themed, hand bound book--a little bigger one this time!


Here is the book I recently finished off for the current challenge at
Blockheads--one near and dear to my heart, the challenge is:
Use Any Book Binding Technique and Some Stamping.
Well, okay, I think the official name is something like "Simple Book Binding
Techniques," but we really don't care what type of binding you use, so if you're
all into coptic and kettle binding, feel free to show and tell, by all means!

Our Lives Are Like Quilts
You can tell from the quotes it's another sewing themed book . . .

A Bed Without A Quilt

 That dreamy face--she's perfect for that quote . . .
she's from the Years Ago set (link below)

small center insert

Are you tired of seeing that spool of thread in all my books yet?

Love Is The Thread

images from the Years Ago and Sewing sets

Those Who Sleep Under A Quilt
You can tell I got to use lots of goodies in this one--
stamp sets:
Year Ago 
Feeling Regal
Vintage Light And Form and Notions
more fun stuff:
Willow Walnut Ink , Lilac Walnut Ink , Cornflower Walnut Ink ,
Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink , plus gelatos in cool  and  warm colors.

Have you joined in the Blockheads book challenge yet?  If you need some easy
binding ideas, check out the tutorials.  Be sure to leave a pic and link to a 
specific post that mentions the Blockheads challenge HERE.

I really enjoy making books, and hope this technique challenge
(or the possible $25 Blockheads gift certificate!) inspires you to try 
one of your own.

A few more challenges:
Word Art Wednesday--always any inspiring sentiment or scripture 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges--favorite summer ice cream (rainbow 
sherbet, my absolute favorite!!)
Crafting for All Seasons--bright colours



Valerie-Jael said...

Nice little book! Valerie

Anonymous said...

The perfect combination of the right stamps, thoughtful sentiments and beautiful colours = amazing artwork.

Tristan Robin said...

what a pretty book - nice work!

Ann said...

lovely book!!!!love that spool stamp!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Trisha: Always beautiful and uplifting. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday, You continue to bless me each week, and I thank you for that!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Brenda Brown said...

I love any handmade books trisha and this is also my favourite theme too. Woo hoo a feast for the eyes.
Hugs Brenda xox

Unknown said...

Oh this is beautiful Trisha. Love all those lovely sentiments ;0)

Anonymous said...

I commented first time as a blogging friend but now return with my FSC hat on!
The colours on those pages are perfect for our Ice Cream Colours challenge. A favourite theme of mine is sewing so adore this.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

trisha too said...

Thank you, lynne--the Fashionable Stamping challenges are always fun!


cotnob said...

This is lovely, fab vintage images.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Esther Asbury said...

I love the sewing theme -- lots of fun elements!
(Shoregirl - Word Art Wednesday guest designer for the month of August)

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi must have taken you ages to make this book ~ but what a great project it turned out to be! I love the different sized pages and the the thoughtful sayings finish it off beautifully.
Thankyou for joining in our ice-cream/summer challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous creation, so much to see. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Netty said...

Smashing little book, x

Barb King said...

I love the colors and the saying about the quilt is just great!

Rhonda Langley said...

Another adorable book!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous book, love all the detail ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous project, and such beautiful colours, perfect for our ice cream challenge at FSC

Michele said...

so very very beautiful! xo

Terry said...

What a fabulous book! Love the sewing theme and you combined all the images so perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Bianca said...

What a fab project! It looks like much hard work! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Fliss said...

A really stunning creation Trisha and thanks for sharing this with us at the FSC summer challenge.
Fliss x

Leslie said...

Love this one, Trisha! Soooo cute!