Category Archive: books

Sep 10

Blue Buckled Book

blue buckled book inside

  This was my first successful book clutch purse. The ones I saw online had handles, but I felt the handles outsized the book. It’s only  maybe 8x10x1 3/4. I’d purchased the blue ribbon for a clasp and handles, but it’s a little thinner and flimsier than I like. It’s not terrible, but it wasn’t …

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Aug 28

Hollow Book

too thin inside

  I wanted to make something for my friend for her birthday, so when I saw book-purses on Pinterest, it inspired me.  I was trying to make a clutch purse out of a hardback book. I got some hardback books really cheaply at hte library (no, they weren’t rentals. They sell old books as a …

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Aug 18

Red Palm Leaf Book

red palm and leaf book

  This is one of those covers that I altered so much that I can hardly remember what the base looked like. I think it was a pink-and-red calico. I did the leaf pattern with black gesso and a texture plate, then painted over the whole thing with red acrylic. the central leaf shape is …

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Aug 04

Beth’s Blue Silver Oak Book

Beths tree book

  I’ve been making books like this for several years now, giving them away to writer friends. My rule is that people only get one. Then I realized I’d never given one to Beth, my sister-in-law, even though I talk to her every day. I only had three little books left, so I had to …

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Apr 14

The Third Pig Cover

Morris and Pig 042

I wrote this story a few years ago for a theme anthology that (as far as I know) never came to fruition. It’s a very funny story, so I decided to publish it on its own, along with another story that never found a home. Humor is hard to sell. If you like funny fantasy …

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