A few weeks ago I met up with friends Lynne and Libby for one of our 'rambles' - that's a walk, not an incoherent conversation - although if I'm honest we probably had some of those too. Anyway we met at Libby's and I was impressed with some folded book structures that she'd made. Then on Saturday, I was helping out at a local bazaar on a book and bricabrac stall. We didn't have many visitors, and were clearly going to be left with quite a few books, so I thought I'd have a go at folding. I chose a paperback - When God Was A Rabbit (although until I just went and checked, I'd misread the title as When God Was A Rabbi) by Sarah Winman. I'd not read it, although now I wish I had. Maybe I'll unfold the pages one at a time and read it. I chose it because I liked the colour and texture of the paper, it had an interesting typeface, and there were little illustrations of trees at the start of every chapter (that accounts for the little blocks you can see half way up the book) This is the end result -
Apparently you can tuck postcards in between the pages - maybe it would be a good way to keep my Christmas cards tidy?
A couple of days later I was clearing out some catalogues that had come in the post, and the Cath Kidston one was made of nice paper, so I experimented with that. It didn't have enough pages to stand up like the one above, so I folded the corners up and down,
added some beads and metallic yarn and it finished up like this -
I didn't get where I am today without knowing how to waste time.
Still, better than just chucking it the recycling bin. Now, if I can just find an innovative way of using all those pizza fliers that drop through the letterbox, I'm onto a winner.
Talking of letterboxes, the postman just delivered a parcel - and he was wearing shorts! I know the weather has been really mild, but blimey.
To prove how mild the weather has been though - yesterday I picked a rosebud from my garden
and it prompted me to see what else was still blooming, even though it is November - - all of these were photographed in my garden yesterday .....
You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover - The Yardbirds
(And goodness knows how many others, but this version just happened to be playing on 6Music as I started typing this)