Thursday, 26 May 2011

A day of special books and stuff

Bursting with squee at my zombie notebook that arrived a little while ago. I didn't think it was coming today, but as usual our postman didn't get here until late. What postal service worth its salt makes a person wait 'til after 3pm for their zombies? Sheesh. Still, it's here right beside me and is the best present I've had in AGES. I'll probably not write in it for a while because I want to keep LOOKING at it! OK then, I'll share, here you go

I have also been out for lunch with an old work friend and my hub, which was delightful. This was followed by a trip to town for book boards and thread. I have much bookbinding to do. Very much. I'm getting on my own nerves because I can't make books and paint at the same time. I'd be happier if I could clone me and set myself to work on multiple projects. My hub would probably throw himself off the roof if two of me appeared.

I bought two books in HMV last night (sale sale sale), one of which is entitled "F**K YOU, PENGUIN - telling cute animals what's what", for no other reason that it looks fairly interesting and I needed to have a book of that title on my shelf. The other one is called "Watching the English" and is an observation of modern etiquette. It's much more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Oh and at the weekend I got an Irvine Welsh book that I'm not sure if I already have, but it was 20p at the car boot sale so I thought I'd risk repeating. I know it sounds odd that I don't have a clue what I have or haven't read, but I've been a bookworm since I was a child and it's impossible to remember the thousands I've chomped my way through. Even hub, who's more Rainman-esque than most is losing track. Maybe it's an age thing.

Before I go I must add something that I've already put on my facebook page this morning. As you know, I do bookbinding (you'd have to be living under a rock to miss my constant bleating about it). Now I can use most materials for the covers, as long as they're not too stretchy. I've decided to make myself a few out of pieces of clothing that I've saved over the years, such as my wedding dress (it got ripped and is black chinese silk, which will be awesome) and the t-shirt that my beloved was wearing the night we met - that sort of thing. So it occurs to me that other people may well be the sorts who save stuff like this (maybe your child's favourite item of clothing or something like that?) and would like to have it made into an object that can be used and treasured. It could even be used as a keepsake or photograph album, thus increasing that old sentimental value even more. If anyone would like something like this, just let me know and we can have a chat about it. They'd make for wonderful gifts too.

1 comment:

  1. It seems something of a paradox to call a zombie cute, but it is rather! I think your idea of using favourite old clothing items to cover books etc is really good.


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