Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It Can't Rain All the Time!

I sewed this thick blue bookblock about a week ago, then kept it tucked in a shelf until yesterday while I tried to decide how I wanted to case it. I thought about a few different ideas, but ended up casing it in a gorgeous oyster-white Italian bookcloth over textured blue paper. Weather here's been stormy, so that inspired me to cut out a silhouette of a raincloud and drops, exposing the blue underneath. Then I trimmed the matching endsheets in a Victorian scalloped edge and gave the block a pretty blue bookmark. I couldn't be happier with this book; I think it came out beautiful! And it's super-functional... I love thick, dense books and this one definitely fits the bill. I listed it on Etsy as the It Can't Rain All the Time Book. Check it out!

On another note, I got my twitter set up. I've never used it before, so we'll see if I can come out of my shell and be social! I'm @artofthediary; follow me and help keep me motivated!


Elle said...

Found this via Digg. Love the book! I'm on twitter as well: ellexmarie.

ArtoftheDiary said...

Thank you! This book is one of my favorites. There's something just very satisfying about the weight and feel of it...

Followed you on twitter. :)

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