Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Creative Space...

So, I have a bit of a thing for books. There I said it. Really, I am a self confessed bookaholic. I LOVE books. I have always been a reader and hoarder owner of books. When growing up, during the summers I used to spend all day reading in bed. It's such a simple pleasure. True, it's hard to do now that I have young children, but I do try to carve out some reading time in bed on a Sunday morning (no doubt with one or two of the children bouncing in the bed next to me:)

Reading isn't the only great thing about books. I also love the art, especially in children's books. I love browsing through the children's books in the op shop. If you have children you probably know that some books become very "loved"; pages get ripped, drawn on or even get food/juice spilled on them - I am sure you know what I mean.

I hate to see these books go to waste, especially if they have beautiful illustrations. The cards and envelopes I made are from one such book I found at the op shop. Some of the pages were loose and had water damage, but the illustrations were gorgeous! How could you not love May Gibbs' illustrations of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie no matter what condition? It took me awhile (again, even a damaged book is hard for me to cut up), but I finally decided to make some cards and lined envelopes from the illustrations. I love them! Now just to decide who to send them to!

Hope you week has been creative, for more creative spaces this week you can visit here. Cyndy



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8 comments:

Lisa said...

oh how gorgeous.I love gumnut babies...Im a hoarder of craft and kids books.im not so mush a novel reader .
hugs
xo

Cassandra said...

Wow Cyndy, fantastic idea!! And yes those illustrations are just too cute to be wasted, and I'm betting the water damage just added character to the paper anyway! lol. *hugz*

ohangelina said...

love your cards, wow! .

Seaweed and Raine said...

You are so brave chopping into them -but your stationary looks WONDERFUL!!! What a brilliant idea. I am going to have to keep my eyes open next time I am looking through kids books at the oppy. You're a genious :)

jana Miller said...

Great Photos....subscribing up so I can see all your projects.
xo jana

Tami said...

Wow those look amazing. What a great idea. I took a childrens litterature class in college and I enjoyed looking thru hundreds of childrens books and their illustrations.

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

I looove Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This is such a fab idea I couldn't stand seeing those gorgeous May Gibbs illustrations going to waste either. : )

ButtonMad said...

Very clever...and so pleased to find your blog...!

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