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McJulie-O
« on: March 30, 2006 10:01:09 AM »

Well, my part of the project is completed.

Some of you know how our local Friends of the Library have books that are orphaned after our annual book sale (they don't sell even at $2.50 a BAG!) so I've been cutting up the destined-for-landfill volumes and we sell them in our bookstore for much more. Altered Book artists love them for the inspiration that a shape provides, and so we came up with these special Easter shapes for a seasonal boost, to go along with our bestselling cat and teapot and cowboy boot shapes.

Happy altering!



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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006 10:20:40 AM »

Wow, the bunny ones are cute. I really like the church one also (you didn't cut up a bible did you Grin). very cool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006 10:34:53 AM »

I absolutely refuse to cut up a Bible...too important a book in my life

....these were Readers Digest editions of bestsellers...that didn't sell at our booksale last October..

Interestingly enough, one elderly lady bought one of the cross shaped ones although she's not an altered book artist at all. She said that every funeral she goes to (and she was of an age that looked like she went to a lot of funerals) she saves the little death cards commemorating the deceased (I'm not sure exactly what she was talking about, but she indicated smaller than 3x5") and she said this would be perfect for saving these cards.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006 10:41:50 AM »

Just wondering, what do you use to cut the books up? thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006 11:33:17 AM »

My DH, the love of my life for more than 30 years. taught me how to use his bandsaw, and every time I use that humongous power tool, I praise the Lord that I haven't cut off a finger or injured myself at all. It uses so much power that if I hook up a shop-vac to it I blow a circuit every time.

But if I DON'T hook up a shop vac I generate a REALLY big mess....so I use an extension cord and plug it in in the house on a different circuit from the garage.

If I were going to do this only rarely, a scroll saw would probably be adequate, but thicker books take more saw.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2006 06:16:30 PM »

My DH,

Ok, I have to ask, what does this stand for? Darling Husband?
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2006 06:30:41 PM »

I'd love to see a teapot one!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2006 08:47:16 PM »

My DH,

Ok, I have to ask, what does this stand for? Darling Husband?


Definitely Dear Husband, but darling will work, as well.

I'd love to see a teapot one!

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Teapot, doggie and sunburst...



Stack of different teapots, Noah's Ark, and foreshortened kitty cat in foreground



These make up into adorable altered books.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2006 08:59:15 PM »

THANK YOU!  I adore the teapot ones! (Go figure huh?) I also collect all things Noah's ark, so YAY! I love them all!
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006 09:15:28 PM »

Just realized... you're from S.A., aren't you? The New Braunfels Library Friends group is the one that sells these..if you're ever in NB check out their bookstore inside the NB Public Library...if they don't have the shape you're looking for, I'll cut it for you myself.....it's an excellent cause.


And, the teapots are great sellers for people who want to make recipe books for gifts; most are bought to equip new brides with family recipes, apparently.
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