Friday, February 15, 2013

Tiny Books

Last week I ventured away from sewing to try my hand at bookmaking...TINY bookmaking, to be precise.  These are perfect little dollhouse props, and they look incredibly realistic.

I found the covers on Jim's Dollhouse Pages (Jim also has a ton of other things you can print out.)  I printed them onto card stock, then glued them to pretty book-related scrapbook paper so the inside of the covers would look nice.

After the glue was dry, I cut them out with my X-acto knife.

To make the pages, I used an old dictionary I got at the local library.  (People donate used books and the library sells them, $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks.  I've gotten some amazing books that way!  A few of them are too good to craft with, and I save them for photo props.)

I measured the covers and cut the book pages just a little smaller.  Working in stacks of 10 sheets, I sewed them along the folded edge so the pages wouldn't fall out after gluing.

When I had enough of the page sections sewn to fit perfectly into the fold of the cover, I put a heavy line of glue in the cover and pressed the pages in place.

To keep everything from shifting while drying, I used a mini-clothespin.  (The bobbin is there so you can see how small the book is!)

And there you have them--books fit for a dolly! Now to make a bookcase...


waggonswest said...

These are wonderful Leslie!

Alexandra Abarca said...

Hi Leslie:

Well, well, it is really nice, so beautiful books.

Have a nice weekend.

Costa Rica

susan ab said...

see? if i could get my hands on a book that size, i'd finish quite a few in a year! FANTASTIC, Leslie. These are so cool!

Wendy said...

that is wonderful! What a fab project. i don't do dolls myself, but I've passed the link onto my mum who loves her doll's house.

Leslie Andersen said...

Thanks for all your kind words, everyone!

craftmates said...

Soooo cute Leslie!