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« on: February 17, 2013 06:04:36 AM »

Last week I ventured away from sewing to try my hand at bookmaking...TINY bookmaking, to be precise.  These make perfect little dollhouse props, because they look incredibly realistic.



I found the covers on Jim's Dollhouse Printables (Jim also has a ton of other things you can print out.)  I printed them onto card stock, then glued them to pretty book-related scrapbook paper so the inside of the covers would look nice.



After the glue was dry, I cut them out with my X-acto knife.



To make the pages, I used an old dictionary I got at the local library.  (People donate used books and the library sells them, $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks.  I've gotten some amazing books that way!  A few of them are too good to craft with, and I save them for photo props.)



I measured the covers and cut the book pages just a little smaller.  Working in stacks of 10 sheets, I sewed them along the folded edge so the pages wouldn't fall out after gluing.



When I had enough of the page sections sewn to fit perfectly into the fold of the cover, I put a heavy line of glue in the cover and pressed the pages in place.



To keep everything from shifting while drying, I used a mini-clothespin.  (The bobbin is there so you can see how small the book is!)



And there you have them--books fit for a dolly! Now to make a tiny bookcase...

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 08:56:43 AM »

These are awesome! They would look great as a necklace pendant too!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 09:20:07 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013 09:27:09 AM »

Those are so cool Leslie!! I love miniature things. They would great for in a doll house. Thanks for showing how you made them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013 10:53:05 AM »

They are awesome, Leslie! So incredible tiny, yikes!

I agree with Sticker that it would make rocking pendants too!

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013 11:01:18 AM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013 11:19:10 AM »

Cute books.  Thanks for the tute.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013 04:14:58 AM »

So tiny! They're fab, thanks so much for your tutorial!
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013 12:31:32 PM »

Books would be even better if the content contained in them was true, not newspapers, but the real book. I saw this once, but unfortunately it was not hand made.
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