I don’t know what it was, maybe the excitement was too much for me, maybe it was just a massive creative flash, but yesterday I suddenly and spontaneously embarked on a little creative project. I did a little test launch on Twitter with the first results, and continued working on it today.
I think we have to thank Nordlicht for the motivation. If I remember correctly, she was quite intrigued with the micro mini book I had included in Donna’s Midget RAPS. I made a throw-away remark about “they’re not that difficult to make” – and so thought I might as well challenge myself and see whether I could mass produce some.
I started out yesterday with three books:
The Hobbit, North and South, and Conor McPherson’s Uncle Vanya adaptation. As you can see, these books are a smidgen bigger than a 1p piece.
They don’t just *look* like books, they actually *are* little books. They have pages, although there is no text on them. But there is something nice to look at in each and everyone of them.
I thought they’d make really sweet little brooches, so I have glued needles on the back.
This is a selection of the books I have made so far. There are a couple more – they’re just still drying at the time of writing this blog post, therefore they did not feature in the photo. But I can already reveal that there is a much needed tome on Sir Guy among them 😉
I made a total of 25 of them so far. And you may wonder what and why. Well, I am thinking I might put these into our future fundraiser for a reasonable price. I’ll probably make a few more, seeing that I have a few prints left. And I might have to think up and design more “fake books” because I haven’t even scratched the surface on the Armitage oeuvre.
In the meantime, here’s a question for you – should I keep making them as brooches or are they better just as a micro mini book? (Pendants or keychains are not an option – I have no way of attaching a jump ring to them.)
ETA: The Guy micro mini book has finally dried.
I had to invent my own book title, because frankly, Robin Hood as a title just doesn’t cut it. At least *I* don’t want forest boy’s name splashed across the cover. The print has turned out rather blurry. I may have to experiment with that again…
Please ignore that awful nail… Very sorry about that. Inside comes with his gorgeousness in b/w.
Guess, what I was listening to while crafting?
Had to adjust the cover of *that* book…