Watson Mill - books and tulips

by brae  

What else could Gustav need for Watson Mill but books and tulips?  :D  I haven't assembled any more of the Cricut insert books, though they are neatly situated in a box for a movie night or two.  In the meantime, Lyssa was clearing some mini clutter and sent me many packages of the Houseworks book blanks.  These seem better cut than the ones I've seen at other stores, so they stand on their own and are uniformly rectangular.  One drawback is the elastic band around them tends to mar the two outer books.  I saved those for making old worn out books for another day.

I edited and printed covers to match the book dimensions.  Sometimes, I glued the paper over the existing cover and other times I removed the cover and used the insert alone...it just depended on the final fit.  These do go much faster, but they have a tendency to open, which is part of the reason I like the glued inserts and blocks of wood. I ran a line of glue long the open edges to help them stay closed.  This is just a sampling. There is a whole bag left!  Thank you, Lyssa!

These are all the same size but will look fine once interspersed with my other random sized books.

Debora made me tulips for my birthday last year, and I have had them in mind for the Mill.

She offered to make some more, and they just arrived.  :D  So beautiful!  Thank you, Debora!

I have two paper kits, which will add another 6 tulips to the bunch.

It has been a bit of a slow week for mini work, but the long holiday weekend is just ahead.  :]


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Hooray, and glad you like the tulips! What a clever idea with the books! They look great with the new covers.
06/29/17 @ 20:02
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
The books look great with their new covers - the ones on the table in their varying sizes look amazing, too! Debora makes beautiful flowers, and you make some wonderful friends!
06/29/17 @ 22:19
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
The library is taking shape! The tulips are just lovely - such talent. Bravo Debora!
06/29/17 @ 22:54
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Mini friends are great. So are those tulips!
06/30/17 @ 01:20
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
The tulips are lovely - I haven't gone down the flower making route yet but when I see these, I'm sorely tempted to do something about it! I'm on a book making frenzy myself at the moment. These are great and a fab present to receive. They're just the thing for adding life to a scene.
06/30/17 @ 02:33
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Beautiful tulips! Gustav must be thrilled. And the books look great. Love how they stand up. I'm a sucker for books that open even if the pages are blank but I can see how that could become irritating when you need them to behave.
06/30/17 @ 08:40
Comment from: brae [Member]
I still have a few opening books to satisfy that need, but on bookshelves the books need to stay closed. &#59;D
06/30/17 @ 10:24
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
What Generous friends Lyssa and Deborah have been :)) Now both the books and the tulips shall be together forever at Watson's Mill- a Delightful new home for all!
06/30/17 @ 10:57
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
Well of course a windmill needs tulips! What a lovely gift. :) The books are looking fantastic.. I'm going to have to try my hand at books one day. I'm having a slow week too... well a slow month really.. work is very busy so no time for mining.. :( Hopefully it will quiet down in a couple of weeks.. :) I wish I had a long weekend over here.. but I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours :D
06/30/17 @ 14:35
Comment from: Linda Ford [Visitor]
I have been following Watson Mill on Greenleaf and am quite amazed again at your fantastic work. I think everything about Watson is perfect. The books and tulips are just perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas and how-tos.
06/30/17 @ 23:41

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