Books are popular to make these days, and I am working on my version of them.
These old looking books are typically french, and I have seen a lot of pictures with
books like this. I have only made these three books so far...it´s a rather time consuming thing to do! I am sewing two and two pages together, I then stitch 6 pieces together and then sew those together in the back. Dipping them in tea, gives them the old look. After giving them a good soak, gently squeeze the rest of the tea out of it. Place it in a tweezer, use the hairdryer to dry it, this will make the paper thicker. This wont dry it completely, it will dry overnight. Then it´s ready for placing the little label at the back of the miniature antique french book!
The lovely candlestick is made by Cilla ( Minst.com)
Those tiny and cute reading glasses with the leather box is made by a swedish lady ; Mette Möller (memdolls, no website, but e-mail Cilla about her!)
The figurine was purchased in Antibes, and the magnifying glass...I don´t remember!
This is a new book cabinet I assembled this summer ( I might rip of the doors though) It is going to be filled with books of course, hopefully a lot of the "antique" books! But like Sabihas wine cellar....it´s going to take some time, hopefully not too many years! The bookcabinet is going into the living room, the picture is taken in the small hallway at the back of the dining room.
The wonderful bird is made by Cilla at Minst.com
Placed on the open book at the little table is the lovely gift from Linda. She gave me a packet of her wonderful tiny "lettres d´amour!
This picture has ben my source of inspiration: