8 posts tagged books
I’m currently re-reading Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett for the… sixth time?! You can tell I’ve read it a lot because of all the dog ears throughout to keep my place. That’s right, I’m a dog-earer-er. I’m ashamed to admit it. So I’m going to whip up one of these easy fabric bookmarks to keep my place from now on - and give my poor book a break!
Book Cover From A Vintage Painting | Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day is one of my favourite blogs - I wish I could be as creative as her! I think I’ve reblogged almost all of her DIYs. This craft is no exception - using one of those $2 paintings you always find in second hand stores. How nice would this be to give as a gift? Try to find a painting that matches your book - a sea print for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, a countryside painting for a copy of Emma! A cheap gift with a lot of impact.
Book Blankets | Family Fun
I actually like meetings. No, I’m not insane! I like sharing opinions, discussing ideas, working out solutions and learning new things. What I don’t like about meetings is how un-organised I am before a meeting. I usually forget that I’m having one so someone usually yells out ‘Emma are you coming?’ while I hurriedly grab whatever note book is close at hand and a pen that works. And then when I get to the meeting I discover that it’s an old used book and the pen is out of ink and it’s my turn to take minutes. Gah! So it’s clear that I need one of these book covers. You can pop in an extra note book or to do list, keep a pen attached and bonus: you can use the lovely padded outside as a pillow if the meeting gets really boring.
Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics | Jillian Tamaki Sketchblog
It took me ages to decide which of the stitched covers by Jillian Tamaki to feature, but then I was like… der, Emma of course! This is just… amazing. Jillian is an amazing sewer and has done three beautiful stitched covers for Emma, Black Beauty and the Secret Garden, all three of which are books I love. These editions come out in October this year and if they’re not ridiculously expensive I hope to get all three! Click on the pic to see the other covers, including the backs of the books.
Turn Old Paperbacks into Custom Hardcovers | Oh Dee Doh
Searching for books in second hand stores is one of the nicest things in life, am I right?! But sometimes they can look a little… dodgy. Covering with a hard cover is the perfect way to bring new life to an old book. Plus it makes all your books the same so you can have that ‘magazine book shelf’ look!
Book Strap Tutorial | How About Orange
When I first saw this tutorial, I was like - I bet I wouldn’t be able to get that buckle anywhere in Australia… and then found out it was part of the tutorial! WIN! This is truly an awesome DIY idea. Especially for those of us who insist on carrying all the books and not making two trips, or those of us studying and need a way to carry all those heavy tomes. There are also quite a few people i know who would need this for their diaries because they insist on keeping every possible thing in them.
Big Book Bag | Eighteen25
Haha, this is the best book bag ever! I really want a Silhouette. There are so many amazing things you can do with it, including heat transfers (and flocked heat transfers!) which look a million times better than the terrible, expensive and rigid heat transfers you get. But if you’re like me (poor & without a Silhouette!) you could always use the freezer paper method!
DIY Book Covers | Paislee Press
Every time I see people’s books in magazines, they’re always perfectly coordinated and perfect. My collection is a hodge podge mix of paperbacks, hard covers, od colours and dog ears. I wonder, do people purposely buy books that will go with their other books? Or do they just harmoniously come together? Well I don’t have to worry about that now, because of this gorgeous idea. I love the twill sewn labels! So easy and gorgeous and magazine perfect!