Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Suddenly



My efforts to thoroughly clean my house continue. I'm trying to get rid of clutter, focusing on paring down, make do with what we have for a more simple and frugal life.
It was going so well....until I spotted it. This book with the 10¢ sale sticker - "The Moon-Spinners". I remember buying it at a library sale a long time ago. A young fan of Mary Stewart's Merlin novels, my paperbacks were borrowed or misplaced years ago, all but a brittle copy of "The Last Enchantment." Suddenly inspired by the crisp cover, yet torn jacket and pages, the urge to create something new was too strong.
Rummaging through my stash, I found some burlap strapping (that I am going to use to fix an old rocking chair), the little antique rickrack (from a huge antique bolt), a piece of paisley fabric that was just big enough, and beaded handles that seemed to pull the whole project together.
No offense to book-lovers. It was just a fun little project. Not something I would normally attempt. The finished purse is available in my Etsy shop! Thanks for browsing.
Now back to cleaning.....and my only love, yarn.

5 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I LOVE it! I have often wanted to try my hand at one of these. Yours turned out fantastic *high five* slap!
Smiles, Karen

virtuallori said...

Very cool!

Jennie said...

Lol. I run a Mary Stewart fan site, but don't worry, I'm not offended. Mostly I'm just impressed -- that's a very cool thing you've made. A sort of tribute to Mary Stewart, if an unusual one. :)

Can you tell me how you managed to get the text block out so neatly? Did you have to tear out the end papers?

I hope it's okay if I link to you from our blog.

LazyTcrochet said...

Oh thanks!

Sure jennie, thanks! You carefully cut at the first and last page and it pops right out.

I went to the library sale today. They were giving everything away for free. I felt so bad looking at books for their covers. I picked two that were cool, but tattered pages.

Hey Harriet said...

This is great! I love how you transformed that book. This book-lover isn't the least bit offended. Only impressed! Wish I was that creative :)

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