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Spring is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

Here is my latest design team project for Colourcraft with the theme for February being “spring”.

I made a hand stitched and bound book from scratch and the products incorporated in this project are :-

  • Colourcraft Acrylic Paints – White Greens, Blues and yellows
  • Colourcraft Soft Form Relief Paste in White
  • Colourcraft Acrylic Spray Mists in Blue and yellow.

There is a step by step process over on the Colourcraft Blog, if you wish to go have a peek, link is HERE

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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Leather and Wood

Hi everyone..

I had a bit of a tidy up in my shed and found a few bits n bobs that I wanted to try and combine together and make a book… some wooden postcards and leather scraps

Supplies List :

  • Papermania Wooden Postcards
  • Book binding string
  • Awl
  • Leather Scraps
  • Copy Paper for Signatures
  • Cardstock x 4 one for the cover of each signature
  • Book Binding Needle
  • Recycled twine for the closure

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Indigo Ink Tie Dye and Book Binding

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share photos from another workshop that I attended back in May, it was an Indigo ink Tie Dye and book binding workshop held at the Granton Hub in Edinburgh.

It was a fabulous workshop where you learned to Tie Dye fabric with Indigo ink then use your fabric to make a book… the tutors were fabulous Elizabeth and Cassandra .. they can be found here and here if you are looking to do something like this in the future

Here are my photographs from the day…

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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Book Binding and Botanicals

Hi Everyone!

I attended a workshop on Saturday with a fab tutor Cassandra Barron a.k.a. bookbinding with Cass on Facebook. Β  The workshop was on botanicals and book binding.. where we drew botanicals from the community gardens and turned them into stamps…

The stamps were then used to create patterned paper, which we then used to cover our book covers and decorating the signatures.

I had a great time and if you fancy booking a class with Cass you can find her on FacebookΒ  here andΒ  book workshops at Eventbrite here

Here are some pictures from the workshop..

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Thanks for popping round ……. Sarah x

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New Workshop Dates

Hi Everyone!

The new workshop dates have been releasedΒ  for Stampers Grove YAY!..

If you fancy booking in for a workshop we would love to see you there, both Lorna and I have some great workshops booked .. there is also two full days in November dedicated to all things Colourcraft.. πŸ™‚

Here is the link to Stampers Grove Workshop page .. spaces are already filling up fast I would recommend booking early to avoid missing out on these craft packed workshops, plus you can subscribe to their newsletter to be the first to find out all the news from the Grove πŸ˜‰

Thanks for popping in

Sarah x

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Button Hole Book Binding part 2

Hi everyone,

I made another book yesterday with the book binding skills learned from the workshop I attended on Wednesday on button hole book binding..

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For this one I used a 12 x12 chalk board effect paper stack that I bought from the range for Β£3 and some black and white washi tape I bought from Ikea a while back.

I am really enjoying making books just now, although I have a few projects in the pipeline that I am working on which I will share in the coming weeks..

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As always, thank you for popping round

sarah x

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Button hole book binding

Hi everyone…

I have a couple of cute little handmade books to share with you…. I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh this afternoon on button hole book binding with Cass Barron and it was such a fab workshop, if you ever get a chance to take a class with Cass jump at the chance as you will not be disappointed here is a link to her Facebook Page 😊

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And here is a view inside at the signatures

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We finished our first books with some spare time left over so we got to start making another book, which I completed once I got home

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I plan to make another couple tomorrow … they are so much fun to make..

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i will leave a link to the stampers grove workshop list here as Cass has a few more workshops planned throughout the summer, they are not to be missed πŸ™‚

thank you for popping in, as always 😊

Sarah

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Leather Travel Journal

Hi Everyone!..

I bought a 3 pack of nice notepads at my local supermarket (asda) this morning because I wanted to make a travel journal… I had bought a leather bundle off Amazon about a month ago with this project in mind and also for making a few other upcoming projects too πŸ™‚

I love how it turned out.. the leather was a scrap but was big enough to cover the 3 books which were held in place with elastic hair bands and have enough to have a flap to fold over the front, which i didn’t trim and left it in the shape it was..

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I have to say I do love it, but want to make another, this time actually stitching it onto the leather cover rather than with the elastic as I think I would prefer it to be more secure..

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I think I will make up my own signatures for the next book too.. that should be fun and I have just the right paper in mind for it too πŸ™‚

I was going to keep this blog post for tomorrow, but I was that excited about making it that I just had to share it with you tonight!

Thanks for popping in

Sarah

 

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Summer Stitched Notebook

Hi Everyone πŸ™‚

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It is my turn over on the Colourcraft Blog today and I have a lovely wee Stitched Summer Notebook to share with you, It would be lovely of you could pop over there and have a wee look see πŸ™‚

click here to go to the Colourcraft Blog

Thank you

Sarah

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Hello everyone!

I am on a roll with these wee post it note holders, I think I will make another two this week, tomorrow and friday, and move on to something else.

I have a wee card I need to make for Friday this week so two things to blog about tomorrow πŸ™‚

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This stripey paper is really nice, it is from a 12 x 12 paper stack by Me and my Big Ideas and is baby boy themed, have no idea why I bought it as I dont know anyone that has had a baby boy in the last 5 years lol..must have bought it for this stripey paper πŸ˜‰

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I have a yellow post it note pad on the inside of this one, these would make great wee gifts

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Supplies List :-

  • Me and my Big Ideas Baby Boy 12 x 12 Stack
  • Bind it All & Black Wires
  • Thin Greyboard (i used grey dividers from a box of envelopes)
  • Lil Inker Stitched Square Die
  • The Heart square and the happy disc were from my bits n bobs box πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed the post it note holders over the last few days and I will see you all tomorrow with another one, so if you have any special requests just leave me a message

Sarah x