I read a book a while back that I didn't like. I hated it and for me
to say that about a book
means it was pretty bad. I mean, I read any
thing and everything, but this book was so bad I don't even remember the title.
But I kept it because you don't throw book away, right? Even horrible ones that make you want to break windows don't get thrown away just out of respect for books in general. But that's what swaps are for. When I took the dust jacket off I learned that the actual book was not embossed with the book info, which is really weird but worked really well for my project.
Personalized for my partner. She marked out her last name here, which I don't blame her for. (I'm actually stealing these first 2 pictures from her C-ster photo hosting. I should probably also mention this swap was done a while ago, like 2 years ago I think.)
I glued the pages together, cut out the middle, and made a secret compartment, complete with her favorite picture of the swap's Star, Emily Autumn.
But the real star of the show is what I did with the pages I cut out. I couldn't throw those away, either, because they were still part of the book (I know, I'm bad) so I blended them up with some roses and made this:
It's a bowl, if you can't tell. Unfortunately it didn't survive shipping around the world so well, but I think she got it fixed
It was a lot of fun molding the paper on the bowl, but it was hell waiting for it to dry. I'm not one much for patience.
What do you think?