Saturday, 17 September 2011

A MIni For My Mini

The paper-tube mini (that's not actually made from paper tubes) is plodding along nicely... and I made a mini book on one of the pages that I was so pleased with I just had to share it...
The page isn't quite finished yet - it needs a couple of little tags added to slip under the punched-edge. It's a replica of one of my favourite books... A Visit From Saint Nicholas, by Clement C Moore.
The little book is stuck down to the page, and held closed by a tiny strip of ribbon, tied in a bow. The book is simply bound with a little piece of lace and three tiny bradlets.
Each page of the book is printed on both sides, and is the full 14-verse version of the poem.
I guess I could have made the pages a little more fancy... but for an old 'bird' with mobility problems I reckon I did quite well :)

Please excuse the state of my broken fingernails... but do have a look at the beautiful tablecloth if you can see a bit of it? It's gorgeous embroidery done by my Husbands grandmother.... I'll post a piccie of that a bit later with a question for anyone who knows about stains...

5 comments:

misteejay said...

Wow, aren't you clever - that mini-mini is super. I love the colours you are working with on this album - beautiful.

Toni xx

Mags said...

What lovely colours, and what a brilliant idea to make a mini-mini book! I love that poem, it makes me think of lush Victorian Christmases with candles and the smell of roast goose! Mmmmm

luv, Mags x

dawn said...

You are so creative and talented. I love that it's a mini book, how cute that is. You always think of everything and make it extra special.

Sian said...

It's beautiful. Roll on Christmas!

Sandra said...

Oh you have such talent