Tuesday, September 25, 2012


If you follow me on Instagram {I'm @tinniegirl over there of course} then you'll already know that I've been obsessed with making books lately.  I'm really enjoying learning a new skill and indulging a different creative outlet.  It's one of the rewards of letting go of my business - I have more time for play.  And I love it.

Here's a few pics of my adventures with book binding.

A place for secrets & dreams.

Lots of different papers in this one.

Making signatures.

All seen up. Ready for their covers to be glued on.

Travel journals for our upcoming holiday. Yay on all counts!

Made a pouch for one of the handmade books. Loving the sewing machine at the moment & especially the guerilla sewing action. Thanks for the gorgeous scraps @laracameron & @teegs3

I've also taken to a bit of guerrilla sewing action and made a pouch for one of them.  It's been a long time since me and the sewing machine have seen eye-to-eye, but I'm having lots of fun with it too.  Especially this fly by the seat of my pants, no rules kind of sewing.  I like it!!!

If you're interested in a fun course on book-making I've been taking Mary Ann Moss's Full Tilt Boogie.  I've taken one of her e-courses before and I definitely think she is one of the best online teachers around.  There's also no time limit on the course - once you sign up you can take your time working through the course material.  It's great.  It's always been one of my biggest disappointments with many of the e-courses I've taken - having to rush through content, trying to keep up with a ridiculous posting schedule and a limited time frame for completing the course.  Who wants to be harried and stressed when you're supposed to be having creative fun.  Anyway, Mary Ann has an awesome blog.  Totally worth checking out.

Speaking of awesome, momentum is gathering over at I Saw You Dancing in preparation for Blogtoberfest.  If you haven't caught the news, I'm taking a year off hosting and Kat is stepping up to the plate.  I'm so excited.  I know she's going to rock it.

Speaking of more awesome, have you seen the Blogtoberfest button that CurlyPops designed.  Love, love, love.  That chick blows me away with her talents.  Pop over here to grab your button and sign up.


  1. ahhhhhhh bookbinding - wonderful wonderful craft (but watch out - what starts as an innocent excursion into book arts can end up in a serious obsession with the craft..... and before you know it you are collecting booky gear..... like a 1/4 tonne standing press.... or maybe that's just me...)

  2. That is something that would be a fascinating skill to have.....yours look great and it is nice to see you have some time to indulge in using your machine. x

  3. I'm loving your bookbinding adventures. Totally and utterly gorgeous! You've definitely got the mojo.

  4. I took a bookbinding course in Uni and absolutely loved it. I wished they had had more classes... Nice job on yours - they're gorgeous! I love the idea of sewing covers/pouches for them :)