If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B- Book Binding -easy

Inspiration comes in many forms. Crafts for example. Imagine the things a character can do- the hobbies they can have just with crafts alone. Thousands upon thousands. 

But for me, I like book related stuff. So, today I give you my letter 'B' inspiration: Book binding. 

Click the link below to see this easy fun process. My daughter is actually using it. 

-Click here to see how-
Have you ever considered trying to bind your book for fun? Or teaching the process to kids?

24 comments:

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

It's becoming a bit of a dying art. We have a huge bindery area at the library where I work, with a team of fifteen or twenty people, but even they say that fewer and fewer people are taking the time to learn.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I never thought to try it. It sounds fun though.

Yvonne Osborne said...

That is cool! Did you ever read the novel Sixteen Pleasures? It describes book binding and book restoration in detail. Good luck with your A-Z. I could never find the time to do that unless I had it all planned out ahead of time.

Old Kitty said...

I do some book conservation now and again and my favourite are the hand stitch ones. Beautiful!!! Take care
x

Melanie Schulz said...

I have and I love it. It takes the idea of creating books to a whole new level.

Ornery's Wife said...

The only book I have ever bound was when my son took a class on writing a book for a Young Author's contest in our homeschool group. That was MANY years ago, and it was nothing like what your daughter is doing. I have thought about it, but certainly not followed through. I do love paper crafting, however, so maybe one day I will venture into that.

Happy "B" Day
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Al Diaz said...

My grandfather used to bind his books and he worked on the covers too and painted the letters with gold. He took great effort in keeping his books in good condition. I never knew how he did it but now, thanks to you, I can learn! Thanks!

Father Dragon Writes

Dana said...

I would love to try this! I'm sure my kids would love it, too.

Happy Tuesday!

The Armchair Squid said...

Bookmaking is a year-long theme at my daughter's school this year - an initiative by the art teacher. I don't know how much they're getting into binding but I think, in general, it's a great way to inspire affection for books and keep them reading.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Summer,

I tried almost every craft BUT THIS ONE... I never even considered it, but now .... how fun! A NEW project to discover....

Thanks for the tips...

M. J. Joachim said...

That looks really neat!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It would be fun to learn!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

My book binding efforts would be a nightmare! :-) Fun topic though.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If there's glue involved, I'd probably wind up with all the pages stuck together.

Yolanda Renee said...

Working with the hands, creativity in so many forms for the words to the binding! Awesome!

bookdealsandfilmreels said...

I bought a binder last year and have been wanting to use it. Thanks for the helpful link. I'll definitely have a go now. Good luck with the A-Z!

Christine Rains said...

That's cool. I might like to try that one day.

Connie Gruning said...

I love this post! I can't wait to try it with the kids this summer. I truly never knew how to bind a book.

Connie
Peanut Butter and Whine

Jay Noel said...

Not easy! Maybe I'd try it again once I gain some patience. The finished product is amazing, however.

Cindy Dwyer said...

Sadly, I am not much of a crafty kind of person. Although I used to cross stitch, but my least favorite part was trying to frame the finished product. This looks neat though.

Jasmyne Wright said...

Awesome, Mama! I will make sure that I do use it when I finish editing my book!
See how I just said "I" in that sentence instead of "You"?
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Kimberly Gabriel said...

I've never tried it - very cool that you and your daughter bind books. ;)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I'm utterly allergic to all glues and adhesives, so someone else would have to learn bookbinding. Hopefully never to become a lost art!

Jadie Jones said...

you are so crafty!! i'm looking at the craft jar you made me right now :)

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