Saturday, June 25, 2011

little book swap - post 1

Lenna of Creative Swaps had a Little Book Swap recently and mine arrived on Thursday - very quick since they were posted from Florida on the 22nd. She made a great slide show of them here.

I sent 3 books, plus one for Lenna. The ones for the swap had covers made from crazy quilt blocks that I pieced but never finished. They were made from batik fabrics and I loved them. I was very happy to be able to re-purpose them for this swap. The inside pages were a variety of pictures from art books, misc papers,

 This is the one I made Lenna. It's pretty small, maybe 2.5" x 3.5", and has pages from old books and hand made papers, very monochromatic. I liked it and plan to make one for myself one of these days.

Next pic is my covers. Two of them had a bit of seam stitching.

3rd photo - The insides of the pink one. Each had pictures and papers chosen to complement the cover color.

4th - The back and front of the green one. I used Tim Holtz tissue tape to bind the books. 

5th - inside view of all three.

I sooo can't figure out how to load photos in effing blogger so that I can type next to each one without the spacing getting all goofy. Is there another free blog place that handles images better??

Next up, the books I received in the swap.


  1. Leslie, you did a great write up and sharing of all the books! Thanks for letting me know!
    For your weird formatting around your photos, I think there might be something in the blog "settings" that says something about formatting -check that out or check the Blogger help.

  2. Awesome books. truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing
    hugs julie