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Topic: My first book ever. [Overly proud number of pics]  (Read 2276 times)
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LovieDovieAnn
« on: August 09, 2008 09:16:09 PM »

I decided to try my hand at bookmaking. I think I did pretty well. Excuse the geeky subject matter, though. It's for a Craft-along with a theme. And it's also not exactly done, either. There are still a few pages that the hubby's begging to be made.

It's 32 sheets of paper, meaning 64 pages front and back. Hand-sewn using the Coptic stitch with a handmade cover.

















Sorry for some of the blurriness. I'm experimenting making a homemade lightbox that was apparently too small so I had to hold the camera. I've had the shakes all day.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008 09:24:07 PM »

i absolutely love this!  too cute.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008 10:00:38 PM »

Thanks!

I didn't post any of the blank pages, but there are quite a few. I'm still deciding whether to use it as a journal or just put in tons of Hitchhiker's blurbs.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008 10:03:51 PM »

this is freakin' awesome! i just watched that movie the other day. haha.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008 08:42:46 AM »

I'm glad the whale and bowl of petunias got special mention.  They're just about my favorite thing in the whole story, aside from Vogon poetry, of course.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008 04:56:34 AM »

I HAD to put the whale and bowl in there. It just wouldn't be Hitchhiker's without them. ^_^

And the contest I'm entering it into was for obscure August holidays. I chose Bad Poetry Day. You can see why I thought of Vogons first.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008 07:31:04 PM »

Aww, i love that! Great job  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008 09:45:18 PM »

That is awesome. Good job on your first book!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008 08:16:30 AM »

This book rocks..... I think I needto go watch the movie now! I really like the binding!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008 08:06:53 PM »

Thanks guys! For my first shot at any kind of book binding, I think it turned out well. There's only one swerve on the entire binding. Woooo! And coptic binding is probably my favorite hand sewing technique ever. I refuse to hand sew fabric, but I don't think I'd mind paper more often. hahaha
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