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Booksgiving 2010

Yesterday, my niece and I spent a thoroughly fabulous morning working on an accordion book centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I taught her how to cover boards for the first time. She was so eager – there was glue flying all over the place.

Seriously. I had to tell her to slow down because glue drops were getting all over the table.

It was awesome.

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

My niece picked out the papers herself. For the cover paper, we used a handmade paper by Richard Langdell – it has cinnamon in it, which gives it a nice, earthy feel. For the endpapers, we used hand marbled paper by Rhonda Miller. The colors are really lovely.

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Give her a hand folks

Thanksgiving bookmaking

My niece’s take on hand turkeys

Thanksgiving bookmaking

Handmade Thanksgiving book

The best centerpiece ever!

I know my niece enjoyed the process because shortly after we woke up this morning, she told me that she wanted to make another book.

Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?

One Response to “Booksgiving 2010”

By velma - 30 November 2010 Reply

this niece is lucky to have you, too. never underestimate the auntie relationship with young people! (i have 16 nephews and nieces, and many greats).

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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