Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Coptic bookbinding attempt

A bit more book binding this week - this time using proper bookbinding stitches. I have always admired the exposed spine books that are all the rage but was too intimidated to give it a go. Last week I bought a little notebook by Kate Bowles as I was needing something to cheer myself up. When it arrived I was so enamoured of the beautiful stitching that it encouraged me to try myself. Kate has nothing to worry about as my stitching isn't a patch on hers but I really did enjoy making it and I now have a little 8x3 inch notebook to use for my work notes. The paper is from an old pad of K & Company paper. I added some hand painted elastic in green and cream and made a thread wrapped button specially for it in matching colours.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Welcome to Indy

A non-creative post this week as my sister has just become the proud owner of a new dog. Her name is Indy. After Stanley died last October we all felt like there was a massive rottie shaped gap in the family. By chance this little lady fell into my sister's lap.

Indy has already made herself comfortable in the garden here and is just wonderful. She will never replace Stanley but she will definitely help make his loss easier to deal with.

Here she is guarding the scones in the oven:

And wrestling with a giant marshmallow:

I was actually trying to make her a new bed out of an old duvet but she seemed to like it just the way it was.

And here she is contemplating mischief:

I spent the last two days puppy-sitting her and she is a really good girl. She is quick to learn, does as she is told, very clean (mostly) and was no bother. I can't believe how well behaved she is. The only downside was when she was told off for getting on the sofa. In retaliation she went to the kitchen and peed on the carpet. She told me she was sorry afterwards though.