Pay it forward

I’m so excited! I think this is a great idea, so do join in. I got into this via Artist, Emerging, which is Deanna’s really interesting artist blog. Remember to check that out too.

Pay It Forward (via Sia, via Sandra, via Camilla, via Bibbi and so on) – here are the rules:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

The book of good things

This one has really been a long term project. These are basically books with a list of good things inside them. The things on my list are more everyday things than luxurious, things of which goodness you don’t remember unless you’re reminded, and things that are simple but irresistible. These books are in Finnish, but I’m making them in English too, as soon as some native speaker checks my list.

I think I’ve made these little books since 2004, in some form or other. First they looked more like a normal book, but I got sick and tired of making them, so it was time to undergo transformation. Now I’m happy. These books were first made in August and now I’ve made some more in white, green and blue (not in the photos).

Thin cardboard and 100% recycled paper. Hand stenciled covers. 25 pages.
2.2″x3″x0.2″ (5,5×7,6×0,5cm)

“not moping”

Fine paper binding

I just had the most enjoyable walk in crisp autumn weather after visiting Marimekko and Hemtex shops. My ears still tingle a little from the cold. I’m also excited and tingly about Etsy, but for some reason I can’t get my self to just do it without thinking everything at least twice before actually doing something.

One more newly finished book. Next post will be about something a little different (books anyway, can’t get rid of those darlings). This is a binding that was taught to me under the name of fine paper binding. I’ve never heard anyone else use that name, so if someone knows a better name, let me know.

Head and tail cover edges are covered with burgundy book cloth, the rest of the cover is handmade paper. Since the paper is pretty delicate those two edges are reinforced with book cloth making the book more durable. 96 sturdy white pages with burgundy end papers.

6.1″x7″x0.7″ (15,4×17,7×1,7cm)

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