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« on: January 03, 2012 08:23:03 AM »

I've seen so many of these, I just had to try one myself!









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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012 09:22:16 AM »

Awesome!  Love the acorn closure!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012 10:32:02 AM »

So cute.  That book is adorable.

Was it difficult?  I really want to make one, but I was told that they're really tough to make and take a ton of time.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012 10:58:39 AM »

That's really nice! I like the acorn closure too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012 11:45:08 AM »

You chose a really pretty book, I love it! The acorn closure goes really well with it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012 01:19:07 PM »

Very, very cute! The acorn clasp is a perfect touch. Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 09:18:58 PM »

Thank you! I was limited on buttons/beads for clasps (most of my crafting supplies is back at my apartment where I go to school and I am currently home for winter break) then remembered seeing a lot of acorns in our yard earlier that day Smiley

I was nervous about making one at first, and i'm not sure if I didn't the easiest/most effecient way, but like I said, I just finally had to try to make one! I love the book too! I found it at half price books for two dollars in the Collectable section (published in 1915- about a young orphan girl who gets a mysterious offer from a rich gentleman who pays for her way through college with a "very generous monthly allowance" -$35 ha! Smiley. The only thing she must do is write him a letter monthly to tell him of her progress and life. The book is a collection of all the letters. She calls him Daddy Long Legs because he wanted to stay annonymous, but she once caught a look at his shadow and saw that he had long legs and arms). It was interesting shopping for a book based on only judging the book by its cover Wink I was looking for a book cover that matched the fabric I already had from making the cushion inside a box and found a pretty good match Smiley

I forgot that I have "in progress" pictures that I will post too. I took the pages out to begin with then cut out a rectangle piece of fabric for the inside lining. I used some cut out strips of a microwave dinner box and layered them together with glue to give the spine of the book more support. Then, I cut out triangle-ish shapes and attached them with basic craft glue . Next, I glued on the inner lining and added the leather chord and small hemp braid and acorn.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012 12:41:35 PM »

That is soo pretty!  I, too, love your acorn closure, and the cover of the book.  And the fabric for that matter, it's just all-round lovely.

Also, thanks for putting in the book description.  Looking at the pictures I was like "Daddy Long Legs, never heard of that"  (I also really don't like actual daddy long legses/legs') but when I got to the bit about writing to 'Daddy Long Legs' some childhood memories rekindled, I actually really liked that book.

So, to conclude, ACENESS!!
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I could totally do that. Maybe.


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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012 03:33:54 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous.
The fabric looks really nice with the book cover.
This is a purse that if I saw that, the first thing that I would think is, "I want that."
It's amazing. And cool. And a whole bunch of other synonyms.
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