I can now reveal the 'Secret Squirrel' project that I was working on for quite a while.
A member of a forum I used to belong to is getting married this month, so some of us got together to make pages for a book for her.
I was responsible for collating all the pages, making the book covers and making the book - and of course wrapping it up and sending it off.
I am not a very confident person, and I made several attempts at making the book covers - and lost a lot of sleep over it - especially when the most gorgeous book pages started to arrive - awesome. But I tried my best - and I guess that's all one can do.
I made the covers out of thick mount board. The front I collaged and used a rub on for the 'Love'.
The back page was collaged and I did some stamping on that. The borders are made out of Sari Ribbon.
The insides of the covers I painted lime to match the outside covers, stamped the pattern, and added poems on those and inside.
I think the recent postal strikes had delayed it somewhat - but at last it has arrived safely
The front cover
The back cover
The inside covers with romantic verses - and messages from all of us on the forum
The assembled book
Here are all the lovely internal pages - and the names those who made them. They are all gorgeous and so individual - and make a nice and original keepsake.
Mel - who kindly sent messages to everybody inviting them to join in.
Mine - 'Something old, something new' - etc
I love this poem - click to enlarge to read it.
Thank you to everyone who took part - your work is absolutely stunning - and I felt so privileged to see each page, and hold them and touch them - I only wish that my photos did them more justice!