Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Birthday Book

 
I made this book recently for a dear friend's birthday, and now that she's been given it I can show you.  The pages are 8.5x5.5, it's covered with prints of two early collages, and has Coptic stitch binding.  I covered the spine edges with strips of another collage.  The pages are 60 lb. drawing paper ~ it will be used for a writing journal.

I have several other book projects in the works, mixing things up as it were. 

Suddenly the weather on the North Coast is unseasonably warm -- Indian Summer.  Was about 80 degrees yesterday, something that almost never happens here, and it will likely be about that warm today.  It's nice, for a change.  Especially since we never really had summer here this year.

7 comments:

Diane Wright said...

What a gorgeous gift. Enjoy your Indian Summer.

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous! I hope you friend enjoys many hours of filling the pages. Isn't this weather wonderful! I really wish it would last a month or two longer. Have a fun filled week.

susan christensen said...

beautiful book, lucky friend! -sus

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful, Connie! You are really making some lovely books with your new skills! And do enjoy the weather... a nice change before the autumn chills come!

Irene said...

People always enjoy a gift that's made by the giver providing it's well made but I don't think there's any cause for worry here. Your books are professionally made.

Sandy said...

Lucky birthday girl.

Maggi said...

A lovely gift. We could do with a bit of your Indian Summer over hear at the moment.