Friday, 22 May 2015

Can you tell what it is yet?

Last night, Shopkeeper Gal VERY patiently took 7 of us through the steps for making this. It involves some basic mathematical calculations at the beginning to determine where in the book one should start. We might as well have been trying to channel Euclid, bless him!
All's well that ends well though..it took me a few minutes over two hours. And some chatting and laughing, of course. 
Of course it's not finished, there are face papers to add and some flowers to tuck behind the gaps and some ribbon to hold it at the desired angle of open. But so far, so good. AND..it made Mr Dunnit smile when he saw it, and take way more of an interest than when I bring home a bunch of cards! That has to be worth reporting on!
Have a great weekend y'all. To make for some time at home this week, I'm joining Mr Dunnit in the workshop. Guilt, of course!
Linking with Annie's Friday smiles.

23 comments:

Annie said...

Wow...thats amazing. I love maths but.......I have a feeling the maths of this would go well over my head lol
And yes it sure made me smile.
Hugs,
Annie x

Robyn Oliver said...

Really cool Julia, I have admired those book thingies - seen some intricate ones...and your 'love' is just super...please show when it's decorated. Enjoy your weekend Robyn

Judys Fabrications said...

I am a Maths Free Zone, but even I can admire this! I saw something similar at my l,ocal hrift Shop.I will look at it more closely if it's still there next time I go.It has been there weeks already so it should be there next time.
Judy

Kirsty.A said...

Looks fab. well done

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I get enough math teaching every day! Always been keen on the art of book folding but never enough to do it on my own. Looking forward to seeing this finished.

Sue Jones said...

Wow well done! They look SO complicated! thanks for your visit .Soojay 59#

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaah this is why I have not done any of these... math and I do not get along... I must have been off sick from school the day they did it.... LOL Love your book folding heart though and wish I could do one too!

Shaz Brooks said...

That looks fab, then I saw the 'M' word!Brings me out in a cold sweat does that. I'm ok with 'normal' maths- add/subtract/divide/multiply,but when the alphabet starts getting in on the act, I'm a wreck! Hugs, Shaz xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

WOW! This is fantastic - I would not have the patience for this - never mind the maths!!! Chrisx

Nan G said...

Cool! I've folded basic patterns but never a word. I really like yours and it made Mr smile.....priceless!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Very impressive but, like Shaz, the thought of trying to achieve it is enough to bring on a total breakdown. Added to that is the struggle I would have to basically destroy a book, The only way I have been able to stamp on pages torn out of a book is because Barbara Gray tore them out of her book and gave them to me with orders to create something with them. xxx Maggie

Paula said...

I am always intrigued by these book art pieces; yours looks fabulous. Please post a picture of the finished product.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Julia. I have been eyeing these on Pinterest and my sister is a wow at them. Must give it a go.
Hugs
xx

peggy gatto said...

Oh I want to do this....I think!
Fabulous idea!!!
Must take forever!

Kim said...

Very Cool..but I admit..I didn't see it until I read Robin's comment! Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Sue said...

Is is the word LOVE?

Really looking forward to seeing it finished.

Hugs
Sue

Helen said...

It looks stunning! I am determined to do one of these, although I didn't realise maths was involved, which is not my forte! Can't wait to see it all finished, don't take too long, please!!

Bridget Larsen said...

I have always wanted to do this but when i saw the mathematical requirements it threw me and put me off LOL...makes my head spin

misteejay said...

The 'love' looks so clever - can't wait to see it decorated.
Toni xx

Elizabeth said...

It's brilliant, Julia, but I don't think I'll be trying it out for myself ... I can see it becoming a bit of a compulsion and I have enough of them already! And what a bonus that it made Mr D smile :) Hope you'll post a piccie when it's completely finished. Enjoy your working weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

mamapez5 said...

I have seen a few of these just lately. What an interesting idea.I love maths - I uses to teach it - so that side of it wouldn´t daunt me, but the careful folding does a bit. I´d love to see it when it´s decorated. Kate x

Carole Z said...

Wow, amazing, I have been looking at these on Pinterest lately and am in awe...me and maths just don't go though, so much as i am tempted I'd be scared by the calculations! Hugs Carole ZX

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I'm curious - does her method use the templates or is it measuring and marking each page? I like my method, but I'm curious about other ones - easier is surely better :)
I'd say I'd love to see it at crop but as yet unsure if I can make the next one :( Hubby is off to collect DS and his GF this weekend so not sure if I'll make it.

How many pages is the book?


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