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Title: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Knickertwist on May 27, 2014 11:12:16 AM
When I was asked if I'd like to participate in a local fundraiser this year by getting my fairy on I gave an enthusiastic YES! Inspired by the Urban Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor, Horizons.ca is adding fairy stops on their Annual Home and Garden Tour. I've created a little bookshop for book loving fairies (which really means all of them, because all fairies love books, even goblins) which will be displayed inside a local independent book shop.



The piece measures around 11" x 8.5"... the size of a regular sheet of paper. The base is a book shaped box that someone just happened to give to me recently. Timing is everything!



The shop window with "Godefroy's New, Used & Rare Books ~Specializing in fairy tales~"



A peek through the window...



The tiny sign can be turned to say "Open".



I made over 470 of those little books, about half made it into the shop. They all open. I had planned to leave them loose so that they could be moved around... but realized that was probably unrealistic and they'd get knocked around and fall over.



I've created the space so that wee faux tealights can be easily placed inside to flicker in the windows.





Inside there are portraits of a few of the authors that I love dearly: JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Hans Christian Andersen, Edward Gorey, Lewis Carroll, Maurice Sendak, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Munsch and Beatrix Potter can all be found inside.









And that's it!





Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: kwality570 on May 27, 2014 11:18:16 AM
This seems to me like 100% magic.  Very lovely.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 27, 2014 11:36:59 AM
This is amazing!
I have a book shaped box.  I think I might have to have something like this. Love it!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: MissingWillow on May 27, 2014 12:23:09 PM
Pure magic!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Ludi on May 27, 2014 12:36:24 PM
This is one of the greatest little things I've ever seen!   :D


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Lettersalad on May 27, 2014 12:49:07 PM
You always create so magical and delightful things! Just looking at them brightens my day. Thank you for this.
And it totally rocks.

Salad


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: BeaG on May 27, 2014 02:17:09 PM
I love it!
It's brilliant.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 27, 2014 04:15:00 PM
Ah man, this is too good. Is it glass in the windows? I just love it so muchy, wow wow wow wow wow.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: lady4feet on May 27, 2014 05:51:49 PM
Oh goodness...I can't even express to you how much I love this. I want to go grab a book.

Wonderful, wonderful job! 470 little books, wow. Yeah just wow.

*pinned and this rocks*


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Knickertwist on May 27, 2014 05:59:54 PM
Ah man, this is too good. Is it glass in the windows? I just love it so muchy, wow wow wow wow wow.

The windows are made from sheets of transparency, like those used for overhead projectors.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Ramona Q on May 27, 2014 07:36:35 PM
This is crazy beautiful! Wonderful job!!!! How did you make the little books? And what is their approximate size?


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Knickertwist on May 27, 2014 08:23:19 PM
This is crazy beautiful! Wonderful job!!!! How did you make the little books? And what is their approximate size?

Thanks! My wee books are made by elves in the middle of the night. Not entirely sure how they do it. All I know is that it requires making a huge flipping mess. ;) Most of them measure somewhere between .3" x .75" and .5" x 1"


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on May 28, 2014 12:33:46 AM
What a magical whimsical store. Your thought to detail is incredible. You must live in a wonderful place....esp. since you have your own elves to help make books. Lovely, incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed your post.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Linakins on May 28, 2014 05:20:09 AM



I have no words.




Seriously.


I wish I had even half your talent.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Knickertwist on May 28, 2014 06:00:09 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice words. It was great fun to create and I hope it helps draw people out to the tour and raise some moolah!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: chocolatebutton on May 28, 2014 03:05:53 PM
I'm not really a book person, not sure why as my entire family are book worms, but I think this is incredible. I can't imagine how long it took you to put together 470 little books, let alone put the whole piece together. So much detail. Ahh! Amazing!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 29, 2014 05:39:17 AM
Absolutely stunning Knicker!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: I Sew Cute on May 29, 2014 06:16:31 AM
I need to shrink myself down & spend days in there! Amazing work!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: cackle on May 29, 2014 12:23:32 PM
Fantastic and magical. I love it.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Oath Keeper on May 30, 2014 12:14:21 PM
Over 470 mini books??? My mind is blown! This is beyond magical looking :)


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: rackycoo on June 05, 2014 06:04:17 AM
This is so full of awesome.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: SuzyScissor on June 07, 2014 08:26:28 PM
Fantastically Amazing!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Saint_Angel on June 08, 2014 05:45:29 AM
Oh my word!  So awesome!  Such talent, and patience, you must have!   I love it, every tiny little inch of it!  Great job!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: rackycoo on June 09, 2014 06:47:52 AM
Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/june-8-2014-featured-projects/#axzz348xyD1p4)!  :)


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Nodsu on June 11, 2014 01:42:06 PM
It is magical! All this detail and teensy books- adorable! I bet it looks like magic in the dark with the flickering lights!
Love it!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: BeaG on June 11, 2014 01:48:40 PM
Yay, congrats on the feature!
So well deserved.


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: isaacmom01 on June 13, 2014 02:34:16 AM
Oh my gosh! I absolutely adore this!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: roler on June 15, 2014 10:07:25 PM
This is really incredible!  I just joined this site but am super excited to see the level of talent and creativity that people are showing here!  It's really inspiring!


Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: MaryBee on June 21, 2014 05:21:14 AM
I love this! Awesome job!


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Title: Re: Godefroy's Books
Post by: Inselaeffchen on August 28, 2015 02:00:57 PM
Just seen this ... what an amazing thing to do!!!