Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Busy, Busy

I have been busy.


This is a sample of why I have been so busy.


All of the books above start out looking like this.
It entails a lot of measuring and cutting of the book boards.


The cover papers have been painted and as seen here,,,glued onto the book boards.
Here I have used book cloth at the hinge and hammered some eyelet holes.


The last step is to cut the paper used to fill the books.
Two covers are then sewn together with decorative cord and accent beads.


A view of the cords and beads.


Each cover paper is different. This is an example of some of my hand painted paper.


Each book has coordinating book cloth on the hinge.


This paper has a gesso resist and is painted and stamped with acrylics.


This paper is a handmade dyed cotton with added blue coloring. It feels fuzzy to the touch
and reminds me of fluffy clouds in a sky of blue.


Once the books are all finished...they are then packed into hand sewn, felt pouches.
Hope you enjoyed the show. These "little beauties" make great stocking stuffers.

38 comments:

Terry said...

Those are stunning and then some, Cynnie! I will bet you were busy with these beauties and yes, they would be fabulous as stocking stuffers! Gorgeous details! So glad that Linda won't be able to make it down this way for the smack down! Have a great week!

Dymphie said...

you sure have been busy! I know out of first hand these really are little beauties :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Your journals are exquisite, Cynnie! And those little felt pouches are just perfect for gift giving. Your hard work will make a lot of people very happy!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janine said...

wauw cynnie, was warst du fleißig, und was sind die Bucher super toll, und die sacken auch super, mensch ist das toll. mal eine frage, 2 von die stampers sample link habe ich, stehst du darin?? oder besser gesagt, deine arbeit?? glg janine

Godelieve said...

Wow, I'm impressed by these gorgeous books!! You must have been soooooo busy!! Wonderful covers. I also like how you wrapped the books.

La Dolce Vita said...

it is that time of year isn't it? nicely done!!

Catharina Maria said...

Lovely books !!
♥RINI♥

Miek said...

You have been very busy!Like the orange one with gesso very much.
I like the way you packed them.
Greetz Miek

Netty said...

Cynnie such terrific gifts and packaging, a great idea they look smashing and will be well received am sure. Annette x

lori vliegen said...

boy, you've been busy, alright......book busy!!! i completely understand how time consuming the process is.....you've done a beautiful job! i love your handpainted papers, and those felt storage bags are fabulous!! xox, :))

Anneke said...

Impressive, Cynnie, these row of beautiful books! They all have great covers. The felt bag is the 'cherry on top' of course!
Great job!!

Suz said...

My gosh, those are so beautiful Your packaging is wonderful, too.
I am anxious to see everything else on your blog!

Suz

Jack Foster said...

Wow Cynthia... You have been busy! And these books are gorgeous!! Love the blue fuzzy/fluffy one.

Sandy said...

Oh wow Du bist aber fleißig.
Tolle Alben. Gefallen mir sehr gut.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Cynnie,
These are awesome!!! How fantastic and if they are gifts, people will love getting them!
XO

Hermine said...

Fantastic, love each and every one of them. Together they look awesome! And I love the way you packed them

Amanda Dilworth said...

Wow Cynnie, you have been working hard, they look great:)

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous books, Cynnie!

Christine Edwards said...

Oh my, you have been busy, busy. Gorgeous books, and then to take it a step farther with the beautiful felt cover. Cynnie, your papers are beautiful as usual. Nicely done!

Lisa Walsh said...

My, you have been busy! Thanks for sharing a bit of your working process with us. The books are all gorgeous, and anyone would be overjoyed to receive one as a gift. I know I would!

Silke said...

Dear Cynnie - these are GORGEOUS!! Just wonderful, especially with those hand painted papers on the cover! Where do you sell them? Thanks for your visit this morning!! Meine Orangen haengen noch nicht, aber bald... Liebe Gruesse, Silke

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful how productive you are Cynnie! Your books are beautiful. I was just looking through the one you gave me in our pink swap...it is SO special and your pretty bags are the crowning glory!
oxo

Celeste Bergin said...

fabulous--! these have to be popular!

Be(e) said...

OMG!! You have been very busy!!! They look gorgeous, Cynnie! And carefully wrapped up in the felt! Marvellous!!
btw Congrats on winning Karen B's twine. No needs for chocolates this time, ha!! ;)

Martha Marshall said...

These are so beautiful and I love the packaging! Very professionally done.

Martha

Nancy Maxwell James said...

you have been very very busy! :) These are all amazing! Lovely and wonderful!!!

stampdiva said...

Cynnie I loved the photos of the bookmaking process broken down into stages. OMG!! Sums it up and I will never fail to be impressed with the workmanship in the books, adore the felt pouches. With such beauty they deserve a special home and those pouches are that. Great attention to detail.
Little wonder you have been unable to participate in The Stampsmith Challenge !!!
Have a great weekend. Lynne x

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning books , your going to have some very happy recepients there!

Sharmon Davidson said...

These books are gorgeous, Cynnie! I love your hand-painted papers, too. What is the size? Where do you sell them?

Lily Riani said...

wow! thats very crafty and artsy of you. BEAUTIFUL!

Cyn Narcisi said...

Cynnie, these are amazing! Can you do a demo on how to bind or stitch the books? And where can we buy these???

Lynn said...

ABsolutely stunning books, and I can appreciate all the work you put into them, then to top it off with a little felt bag and special tag, makes them soooooo special too. You are amazing :)
Are these the ones you take to the craft market?

Jacqueline said...

Cynnie, you have hidden talents!! These look really amazing and so well made!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

The books are fantastic! Thanks for giving us a step by step...I had no idea what was involved.

penny4thoughts said...

Hi Cynnie - I just love your books!! I love making books with all kinds of bindings. I'll look for you in Roben-Marie's class. Have a great day!

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, those are some super beautiful books!!! Alle Achtung!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, wie fantastisch ist das denn ?! Super Bücher.

Svetlana said...

I'm just cruising through your blog just because your work always inspires me.

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