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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2005 10:00:42 PM »

those are awesome! TUTORIAL!! TUTORIAL!
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2005 06:00:32 PM »

ooo that's sooooo nice..yeah there's a daiso near where i live too! in which part of daiso did u find the material? tutorial pls!! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2005 07:22:32 AM »

To answer the questions:

I found the fabric in Daiso -- it was a 30 x 45 cm pillowcase (I think it's on the top floor of the shop in Richmond.) A whopping $2.00 and I've made three books out of it so far!

It does open easily. I have a 1/4 to 1/2 crease (not sure of the right word) on the front cover, so it bends all the way back over the hinge. I am working on doing the front cover entirely in cloth so it can bend alllll the way back as desired.

The paper inside is cotton paper from Staples. Nothing too fancy, but feels great when I am writing on it. (I don't like handmade papers because it is hard to write on them. So I go for linen, cotton, and parchment-y type papers.) The inside papers (or end papers) are 12 x 12 paper from the scrapbooking store. One could use anything as paper -- even fabric for lining the inside -- and I am doing a larger version with sketch pad paper.

As for the black elastic, I confess I suck badly at design. I figure black and white go with everything...not always right. I'm questing for coloured elastics, but so far I only have pink, silver, and black. If anyone knows of a place to find nice elastic, I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks for all your input! I am addicted to bookbinding and can't stop! I spend all my waking hours looking for paper, fabric, and ideas!
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2005 05:58:08 PM »

Hey do you live in B.C? cuz my mom was talking about this store called Daiso in Richmond that she wants to take us to where everything is $2.00. wow what a coincidence if you did!
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2005 08:13:59 PM »

Yep, I'm in the Fraser Valley and my boyfriend and I regularly make pilgrimages to Daiso in Richmond. Every single thing is $2.00 (or 2 or 3 for $2.00) It seriously rocks. There are more crafty things than you can imagine there (cards, paint stuff, wood pieces, etc.) , and the pillowcases and the like are great -- 45 cm x 45 cm for $2.00 and other sizes. The only problem is that a lot of things have no English translation or don't make sense to me, so I have to guess what the product is, what it is for, and what I might use it for at home. I think we have one of the first Daisos outside of Asia in Vancouver...we are so lucky!
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2005 01:45:12 PM »

 :)These are awsome journals keep up the beautiful work.
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2005 02:47:42 AM »

aw too cute  Grin they are tasty I will have them for dinner

keep up the great work  Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2005 04:12:31 PM »

cant wait for a tut,those are so awesome
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2005 08:44:17 PM »

Oh they are so awesome! I made one of these in Art Club..but it didn't look half as good as yours. We used wall paper instead of fabric. Could you post a tutorial? Thanx!
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2005 06:05:40 PM »

Wow! Those are some seriously gorgeous books.

And now I have to plan another trip to the mainland to check out Daiso! Wish I'd read this thread before going to Vancouver last week.

I put in another vote for a tutorial please.  Cheesy
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