Tea for two

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Minibooks
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As I often keep saying, I like to use stuff that would otherwise go in the bin. I had some empty tea packets again and decided to make some little notepads. These have a front cover from a tea packet, back cover from ordinary white card and pages from coloured paper. They are held together with a book ring.

These little books have covers from tea packets and they are held together with some washi tape. The pages are folded accordions from a large sheet of paper and they are glued to the covers.

Waste not, want not, eh?

I made couple of pages for my art book (which is just a fancy name for yet another journal). The backgrounds are made with water-soluble crayons and the rest is stamping and colouring either with watercolours or coloured pencils.

Time flies, as ever. This is my October calendar page. If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is SeptemberAugust, July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

September already – can’t believe it. I seem to have time only to post a monthly calendar page and nothing else. Hopefully soon I can continue with my life where I left it some time ago. Until then, this is all I have. If you haven’t seen the previous calendar pages, here is  August, July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

In case you’re wondering, it’s getting very much like this picture here up north. The light is very nice indeed at the moment and the trees are already turning red and yellow. Very nice. My favourite time of year for sure.

It is time for my altered calendar page for August. If you haven’t seen the previous ones, here is July, June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.

I bought a packet of knickers the other day. I was just about to throw the clear plastic packet in the bin when I came to my senses and realised that this packet would make very nice book covers. I cut off one side and the top and the bottom of the box. It had two things printed on it, so I hid them with stickers and added some rub-on stars, too. I added pieces of patterned paper on the other side of the stickers because obviously the printing shows there too. The signatures are all different colours, and to be honest, they are all slightly different thicknesses but it was all I had handy and I wanted the book to be colourful. And that it is. I’m pleased.

 

Here is my altered calendar page for July. If you haven’t seen the previous ones, here is June, MayAprilMarchFebruary and January. Click the image for a bigger one.