This week….. winter arrived…..
So, it’s time to get to work on Christmas presents.
I love green and eco crafts – recycling and re-using things to up-cycle new treasures…
I am making my sister-in-law a hand made book with wooden covers.
The wood has been hanging around our barn for more than 20 years.
It was part of an old stage set from my days as a theater set designer.
I cut out the covers and and sanded the edges and scuffed up some layers of the paint.
I then painted gold around the edges.
I drew a Celtic Interlace then drew a tree over top of that. I connected the tree into the interlace and erased the bits I didn’t want. I painted and etched and drew, until I was satisfied with my version of the Celtic Tree of Life.
I tatted 2 butterflies and a dragonfly, and glued them to the inside cover.
Then I spool knitted 3 cords for the binding.
I folded some recycled/reclaimed pages that had been used on one side and punched 3 holes in them.
I put them all together…..
And all in all…. I am very pleased with it….
Hopefully, my sister-in-law will enjoy her book. She’ll be able to put more pages in when she fills these ones up.
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