Monday, March 31, 2014

A handmade quote book

This week it is my sister's art show opening. I was supposed to be there in our hometown for this event, but unfortunately  I wasn't able to make it. So with my guilty feelings and the fact that I wanted to make it up and also reassure her that everything would turn out great, I decided to make her a little book.


For some reason (I don't know which), I was not going to show this little book here on the blog (so excuse the really poor quality of the pictures). Since I made this book for her, I have started making others, and found them quite addictive, that is why I decided to share them with you. 

All you need is love and well... paper, glue, and scissors, and a needle and thread to tie the whole thing together.  The quotes I found on Flow magazine, but you can just write them yourself.

For my sister's book I used mostly encouraging quotes, or ones that had to do with artists. And of course a picture of my kids (that was a no brainer).

 Just make it personal, and I'm sure the recipient will be as happy as you making it.

You can add as many pages as you like, mine are 2 pages folded, which makes 8 pages to decorate, which I found was the perfect amount. 

I hope you are inspired by this idea and decide to make some of your own.

The video from the top comes from my instagram, if you like to take a better look.

Have a great start of the week.
Giova

13 comments:

  1. I love this!! I made an inspirational quote book for a pen pal and I loved hers so much that I had to make one for myself! This one is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have done little books before, but not like this one, and found it really fun to make, and plus I love quotes ;)

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  2. Tiempo. Amor. Dedicacion. Tiene todos los aditamentos de apoyo, calor. Trabajado al "rompe" del detalle. Mueve todas las fibras......... Que divinura!

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  3. That's really sweet and a lovely creative project too. Was it in Miami? Marlon was there this weekend, he could have been your official representative!

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    1. No, it was in Colombia, but Marlon sounds like a wonderful representative, next time? And thanks, it was quite fun, and special.

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  4. Its lovely...and very inspiring ... I think I shall make one for myself and also for my niece who loves quotes!

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    1. I'm glad it was, and it really is one of those things to treasure, so I'm sure your niece will love it!

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  5. AWW I love it - great idea for a sister or friend :)
    Axx

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    1. Yes, sister will be sisters, like your friend for ever ;)

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  6. Awww, what a precious gift for your sister! The other day I sent my sister a card with pictures of a recent family get-together and it made her so happy. Truly the best gifts a sister could wish. The pics of your kids in the photomaton are awesome too :D

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  7. I love when journals include little pictures. adorable.

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  8. A lovely post with very nice pictures . Your stitching and block are beautifully done.

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