Thursday, 16 September 2010

Busy busy

I have been busy again, first I will show this book cover I have made for my Etsy shop.
A friend gave me the idea as she always kept her paperbacks in a cover when she went away to stop it getting bent or marked. It was something that had never occurred to me, but there are plenty on Etsy but mainly too small for UK paperbacks.

The cover slips into the pockets and there is a ribbon book-mark stitched into the back.

It will certainly suit a chilling thriller or keep a romantic heroine warm!

I have managed to put the zips in my purses (but forgot to photograph them). They aren't really up to standard for selling, but I hope my next attempts will be. I have also been working on some special books, but I am not ready to reveal those yet, but I am going to tease with some close-up details.





I hope that has whet your appetite.





14 comments:

harmony and rosie said...

Well there really is no stopping you now, you're going great guns. And I notice you've made a sale, congratulations!

ju-north said...

It sure has! Whatever you have made, they're sure to be fabulous!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a great idea, love it. Congratulations on your first sale.

marigold jam said...

Lovely Jill. You really are going great guns now aren't you? What news of Mr T?

Jane

Menopausal musing said...

Do you ever sleep? ;O)))))))
All looking rather wonderful, it has to be said. Looking forward to the grand reveal.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Appetite duly wetted, lol. What a fabulous idea with the book covers, I always hate scuffing up my books in my handbag. Only thing is will I get interupted more when reading, as the covers are just so delightful!

Linda said...

I love the book cover idea...beautifully made by you. The 3 little pics are intriguing; especially the leaf - so sweet!

thekathrynwheel said...

ha ha ha!! It's mine, all mine! I just bought it. It's a beauty, and my bedside table will look all the better for it :-) And now, nobody will need to know I like reading teenage vampire books LOL! I can pretend it is something much more intellectually stimulating. Love your stitching mucho x

webb said...

You are making so much progress in so little time - wow. Love the book covers.

Jill said...

Thank you Kate - I guess I know what I'll be stitching over the weekend!

Rita said...

Very pretty and colorful! I didn't realize that UK paperbacks were a different size. Can hardly wait to see the books. :)

Printed Material said...

Jill,
I think it is your use of colour that I envy the most. You seem to have an unerring knack of placing the right colours next to each other and in the right proportion. The book covers are a great idea. I hope they fly off the etsy pages. Lesley

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

How have I missed your blog all this time????

Joy said...

Beautiful, creative work. I so enjoy seeing what you have come up with. The leaf book is fantabulous! Terrific! I will take a look at it on Etsy.