Saturday, 26 July 2014

Far Too Hot

Hasn't the weather been glorious?  But now a little too hot for me.  The thermometer we rely on for a consistant reading is in the north facing back porch in an airy out of the sun position.  When that reads 33C you know it's hot! Even the early morning dog walks have been at 22C, not good for them or me.  Lots of lazing around. I do keep trying to do bits but they soon get put aside.  I'm sure some of you are enjoying it but the House household is struggling a little!

We did have the village fete a couple of weekends ago and I picked up these three.

They are huge and rather heavy, especially the green one, to carry around for too long so that was my limit of purchases.  1963, '65 and '68 editions so quite interesting to flick through the demographics.  John can remember the Oxford one from school, I wasn't even born then. Some nice papers to add to something someday though.

I also have had another play at making some of the little books. Not quite as 'fluffy' this time, I wasn't sure about all the fabric in the last one.

Raw, as it were.

The small weights being very useful!

Left, Fairy Tales, is 2.5 x 3 inches and right, Wishes, is 2.5 x 2.5 inches.


 1.5 inches thick.

This has snippets of fairy tales in it...
 ...but also lost of blank pages to add drawings or stories.



 A slightly different spine treatment.
 And this time mostly filled with captured wishes instead.


Quite simple in the clasp and 2.25 inches thick. 


I hope you're coping with or enjoying the weather where you are! Have a great weekend.







14 comments:

  1. I need to start collecting second hand books like these for a bit of repurposing.

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    1. I have quite a pile! I just need the lightbulb moment to use them.

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  2. Holy Moley!!!!!! those look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!!!!!!
    super beautiful covers ... those are darn pretty stamps you have there. LOVE that you're adding your own tricks and treats in like the spine sewing, the shiny baubles on the clasps ...
    Beautiful pieces my fren ... beautiful!

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    1. It was a great class Luthien!! I hope you will be doing more.

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  3. Your little books are beautiful, like little treasure chests. I have had it with this heat too. We have been in Bath since Tuesday and it has taken me all my time not to run for home. Thankfully it should be cooling off a little from tomorrow. I'm not ungrateful for the sunshine, just exhausted!

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    1. Thank you Julie. Yes, 22 - 25 is lovely enough for me!

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  4. Fascinating little books & beautiful bindings/covers. Has been hot here too although early mornings are usually quite cool. I'm fortunate to have air conditioning & a shaded deck that catches a breeze making for a pleasant place to read in the late afternoon. On the hottest days I wait till the sun dips behind the mountain to take my walk.

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    1. We have aircon too but only in the upstairs bedrooms. I'm finding I'm going up there earlier each evening! lol

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  5. Love the little books and the atlases were a great find. I am definitely in favour of real maps rather than digital ones or sat nav! Fortunately I'm one who enjoys this heat - love sitting outside to eat,read etc.

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    1. You can see so much more on a real map can't you.

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  6. I love those books, especially the fairy tale one.

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    1. Thank you Gina. It has room for additions at least.

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