Welcome Everyone

The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Saturday Share!

So I'm back for a Saturday Share - something I've made. Because I decided I needed to make the effort to share what I'm doing regularly. I've been teaching myself how to create book art as many of you know.

My plan is to make them as Christmas presents for friends and family.  Here are two of my latest makes for our friends - 

  So I've made this one for Sarah. Her favourite colour is green so I've decorated the cover with pretty green papers.
This one is for Imogen. Again I used pretty papers to decorate. The ribbons not only look pretty, but act as a tool to balance the book. The folded area can make the book tip forwards, but by tying it with a ribbon it rebalances the weight to stop this.

The other thing you have to remember is to check that the parts of writing that can be seen don't have anything inappropriate for the recipient ie swear words etc. It doesn't look good if there are any!

So I've checked my daily Q & A journal and it asks - 

Write down someone you had a good conversation with recently.

Well that is easy for me this week as my best friend Debs, who also has a blog
came to see me on Monday. So we had a really good chat and put the world to rights as per usual. Seeing Debs always boosts my mood. I am lucky to have friends who support me and help me whenever I need them.

You should pop over to Deb's blog - she has just had her story about her cat Ebony published!! Very exciting!  

Take care Zo xx



Julia Dunnit said...

Love the freshness of your new look Zoe, very easy on the eye too!
Nothing like a cuppa with a friend. I should know, I've had a lot of use from my best chum this month!

sue jones said...

Wow they are FAB- So clever! They will be loved.

pearshapedcrafting said...

These really are fabulous Zoe! It is great to meet up with friends - still not sure whether I will get to the crop! Chrisx

Denise Kiggan said...

Wow - Well done! I've done so much work with books and book paper, but this is one technique I havent mastered yet ☺