Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Wee Bookie

Hello lovely bloggers,

The dilemma today was what to do on the first sunny day we've had for ages, well the answer of course is to stay in and faff about making a mini book for this week's Out of A Hat Challenge.  (Actually I did have mother over in the morning then my daughter had an Orthodontic appointment so I haven't totally been lazing about all day! ahem!).

Here's my wee bookie made out of one sheet of 6x6 paper.  My daughter actually showed me how to fold it.
the front
showing the folds

Cut the 6 inch paper into quarters then fold each one in half horizontally, then vertically, then once diagonally, then you push in the diagonal folds and it folds up into a little square.  I then inked all the edges with a touch of distress ink.  The edges of the paper also look a bit distressed too but that's cause I need to put a new blade in my cutter.



You then glue the four folded pieces together, back to back, making sure they're all pointing the same way.

the back
I then glue dotted a piece of ribbon to the front and back and covered up with a little stamped and inked piece.  Theaded a button onto the ribbon using an embroidery needle, this holds it together nicely.





Each section opens up individually



who stuck the cover on the wrong way!





I then realised it could be hung up by the ribbon but of course I hadn't stuck the covers on the right way for that had I!


Okay, that's it for today, time for tea.

Thanks for visiting.
TTFN
Suze xx




21 comments:

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. I am giggling whilst writing this. I have just spotted what is written under the photo! It's always the way!! LOL! Absolutely fabulous mini book and great tut. Thank you for sharing with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence xx

Janet said...

WOW Suze love your little book.
Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

chrissies said...

Really great little book and good tut on how you did it as well. Thank you for staying in and making it for the Out of a Hat challenge, I hope we have more sun tomorrow so you can go outside.

Love Chrissie xxx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Suze, Good choice to saty indoors. Well you wouldnt want to get sun stroke LOL. Just love the little book, what a great way to fold a book,I have'nt seen that before. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra XXX

Aileen said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day! I was stuck in too but then my place is like a builders yard. Love your little book and the cover is adorable. x

Carole said...

Hi Suze, that's an adoraoble little book. Think I'm going to try one.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing how you made it too! What a shame the cover wasn't quite in the right place for hanging but it's not really a problem, I think it's just brilliant anyway LOL Gay xxx

nnalorac said...

This is such a fab wee book Suzie, love the stamping. Do things like that too. Beautiful day here too and where was I, like you can't miss a chance to craft lol. Carolxx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

I love your little book Suze! Thanks for showing us how to put it together (minus the sideways cover lol) Something I do a lot! Sarah x

Von said...

Love your cannie we bookie Suzi clever bit of folder :)
Von x♥x

Victoria said...

Clever daughter! That's a lot of folding! Must give this a go - it'd be a great little gift for someone I think. Love the greens you've inked yours up with.

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Suze well you seem to be on a roll this week !!! First Crafty Cardmakers now Addicted to Stamps !!! pop over there and have a peep and congratulations AGAIN ! Love this wee foldy booklet so tiny and so gorgeous you must have very nimble fingers to do all that folding I love it !

Marie

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab book!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful project, looks really great.

Zippy said...

Fab little book I must try it! xxx

Vicky said...

Love your little folding book Suze - as fot sticking the covers on the wrong way that's the sort of thing I do! :)x

trisha too said...

Suze, your tiny little book, that is charming!!

:)

Julia S-W said...

I love this gorgeous little piece. Thanks for showing how it's done. If you hadn't mentioned the cover I probably wouldn't have noticed!! Bet lots of others would have been caught out too. Love the colours and images - I want one!!
Juliax

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this is so creative. Love it!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Suze, I had a go but I'm totally rubbish at paper folding lol. You have used some beautiful stamps, and I love the way you have closed it with the button (i wouldn't have noticed the cover either :o) ) x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A totally fabulous weeeee itty bitty book you created,,,love it!