Saturday, January 3, 2009

How I Celebrated New Year's Eve

Didn't go out. Didn't have a do. Didn't have anything. Instead I was in my studio making books. Relished the fact that I didn't have to be some place making small talk some where and twiddling my thumbs. Don't get me wrong, I love a good gathering, I was just never big on celebrating a new year. But when it comes to birthdays, especially when I'm the one throwing it, planning happens like months in advance.

Anyhoo, getting back to the subject, I've been meaning to try out this particular binding. I didn't think they're that sturdy from looking at the pictures of those that I've seen who made these kind of books. I've been going through my Keith Smith books lately and figured I could use the sewing onto tape binding and using it for the ribbon binding. So by adding extra ribbons I created more connection points between book block and cover. They're not bad, quite pretty actually. The blue and white one is dubbed the Cinderella Book. The purple one went to the States on new year's day.

The other binding I've been doing was the long stitch variation minus the exposed spine of the book block. I love the combination of the orange book with the red binding. That one went to the States too.

These books came about because I wanted to use up the stack of blue sections that was lying around for a while, been meaning to turn them into books... and now I have!

A productive night indeed it was ^_^


  1. Waahh..Ka?? Productive banar.. Hehehe.. Love the ribbons :) I love the last red book (red kah tu?).. Did u receive my email?? I mail u abt ur class..

  2. I am always so amazed with the things u made coz they r so unique and special, can't wait to see what else you come up with.

    p.s. any idea how to combine teddy bears with the colour orange? :p

  3. Maya: It's actually more of a purple, it's the lighting. Yes Maya, got your mail.

    Sensory: Thanks Sens, what colours are the bears in the first place?


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