Tuesday, July 09, 2013

little handbound books--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #214

One of my favorite arty friends, Julie, was in town, and fortunately she had
time to get together for a visit.  She knows how to hand bind books, whereas
I just try to hand bind books.  Therefore, when she offers help, I say,
"Yes, thank you!"

Enough chatting, especially for those of you on your WOYWW tour--
here are the books, finished except for closures and content:
suede cover, about 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches

six individual signatures

the cover is a vintage flashcard--heavy cardstock--tab opening

I need to add a closure of some sort

lots of fun signatures

Gelli print tissue papers, courtesy of Julie--again, "yes, thank you!"
Maybe some of you would like to see the 4th of July stuff at work?  We ended
up with over 50 people there--and I thought no one would come, how funny!
4th of July bunting, in its natural habitat

the aforeposted canning jar centerpiece

  Happy What's on Your Workdesk?  Wednesday, to you!


Nan G said...

Love the books! Nice repurposing job with the jar. Wow 50 peeps for a party on the 4th? Sorry, I couldn't make it. ;) happy WOYWW! Nan #22

Krisha said...

Oh Trisha, those are great books, now I am soooo green!!!
Looks like the 4th was well decorated for all your guests, my invite must have gotten lost....LOL
Krisha #5

Claire Grantham said...

Love the books Trisha, they are beautiful..that was a big 4th of July..check out my blog I think you might like the cards I made for the Yankee Doodles for the 4th :) I laughed at your link, I too am overjoyed not to be in the 200's...is that sad?! Happy WOYWW Cx #30

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That book is fantastic. I am in total awe.

Loved the bunting for the 4th. What a fun time everyone must have had. Quite patriotic, too. Happy WOYWW from #2.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi trisha your book looks great fun, you must have a good teacher. I especially love that you have used different types of paper and some are printed it makes it more interesting
Janet @40

Silvia said...

Love the Book. I don't like Bunting, never have....yet....I am finding myself strangely drawn to have more...I am odd.

Brenda Brown said...

I love hand made books yours look fabulous. Great celebratory hunting.
Hope you are having a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Helen said...

I need a friend like yours, would love to learn that!! Have a good week. Helen, 17

Claire said...

I love handmade books too, and went on a day-course a number a years ago - it's such fun! wonderful 4th july pics!!
happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
no. 31

Jackie said...

Love what you did with the 4th Of July jars They look great as does the bunting in the trees
Jackie 15

Anonymous said...

what a great book/journal! making my own is on my list, but who knows when I'll get to do it ;)
I love the bunting too.
Happy woyww,
Jana #76

Twiglet said...

Great post! I love that litle jar. x Jo

glitterandglue said...

The books are lovely. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #66

C said...

Gorgeous...friends with benefits are a very good thing. Lucky You!


Sandy said...

I have owl bunting over my desk. I should show it one week a friend brought it for me as she knows I am a lover of owls.. Your book looks great and so thick with goodness you will have so much fun using all those delicious pages..
Sandy :) #43

JoZart Designs said...

Looks like you enjoyed a great 4th July celebration and the bunting looks wonderful. I was pleased to hear from your comment on Julia's that you are unable to put anything away... I'm a kindred spirit!
I think your little book is super!
Jo x

roffeycreations said...

Love that suede cover - I have some suede paper close to that colour - soft and cuddly - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #89

House of Bears said...

We recently attempted a hand made book from junk, well it truly looked like junk, our attempt went in the bin and we shall stick to buying them, as for yours. It's lovely.

Waving hi from the bears @#77 this week

Monique said...

Great books, love them.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #106

Unknown said...

Love your hand bound journal. I've been working on making a journal and all thats left is to sew in the signatures. I'm a tad scared. I've done simple bindings before, but I have 7 signatures this time. I'm not even sure I have the right thread. Will you use the journal you made for yourself, or will you gift it?? I hope one day I might get to meet some of the faces behind the desk. I've enjoyed stopping by. Have a great wknd. (((HUGS)))

Monica said...

What a surprise it was to found we were at the front of the line by reason of TIME. I swear last night I was 20 and this afternoon I was 28. Have a great week
Monica 28

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your book, looks as though you are going to be busy filling it now! Sounds like a great celebration! Chris96

Julia Dunnit said...

Fifty people - you did so well!! The bunting looks gorgeous, but a bit of a second behind that fabulous book, love the flash card beginning.

Julie Lee said...

What a precious friend! She sounds so talented and generous in sharing her gifts too! I love the pics of your celebrations - what a fabulous gathering - 50 people - wow! And I'm still loving those jars!! Julie Ann x #55

Daniella said...

Awesome everything Trisha!! I love that book!! I also TRY to bind books, and they usually work but don't really. KWIM??

Debs said...

wow those journals are utterly gorgeous xx

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I would love to do some journals like that - gorgeous. Fab bunting and the jars are amazing. Hope the party went well. Ali x #86

Spyder said...

The books look great now to fill them with fab things I guess! Have a very crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!?

((Lyn)) #11

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your book, such fun and something I must try one day. Take care Zo xx 65

Unknown said...

Your canning jars are so gorgeous!! Love your books too!
I wanted to let you know I'm having 6-giveaways on my blog!
Have a blessed weekend!

Caro said...

Those books are fabulous! I love the bunting and the canning jars. Thanks for sharing and happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#71)

Dianne said...

Its been almost a week and I haven't visited, I'm so darn busy, anyway, the book is beautiful love the cover and those pages look gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with them, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.50 guest shesh that must have been some party, well how wouldn't want to come to one of your fabulous parties..