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Making Mini Books: Book & Project GIVEAWAY!

April 19, 2012, 08:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

We are so delighted with the publication of our most recent bookbinding title Making Mini Books that we’re offering up a rather spectacular giveaway to celebrate.

Erica Ekrem of Odelae Graphic Design & Book Arts Studio generously provided her actual Butterfly Wings project from the book, and we’re offering it–and a copy of Making Mini Books–here to one very lucky winner. Talk about a miniature work of art! This artfully crafted miniature book measures just 2.25 x 3.5 inches, but it delivers large scale artistry. Stitches along the spine of the book complete a beautiful butterfly design when the book is opened up.

How can you enter for a chance to win a copy of Making Mini Books and this extraordinary project from the book? Just leave a comment to this post by 9:00 pm EST on Thursday, April 26. One winner will be selected at random and announced here on Monday, April 30. Click here for the official rules.

Erica’s handmade books are constructed the old world way using hand tools– an awl, needle & thread, ruler, bone folder and steel blade. Materials, as well as her tools and binding methods, are chosen with careful consideration for the environment. Her vintage journals are born from faded, timeworn materials, many of which are discovered at the bottom of old chests and bookstore salvage boxes–she reclaims what is remaining and revives it. More of Erica’s beautiful work can be found at Odelae.com and in her Etsy shop.

 
 
 
 

65 Responses

    I would love to win this amazing book. 

    curiositykt says:

    Oo this looks like an awesome book that I’d love to have!

    TeoStudio says:

    I love Eric’s books and would be honored to be the owner of this butterfly beauty! Thank you for the chance to win it!

    Kelli says:

    ooh, lovely! we are currently obsessed with making books!

    Justine says:

    What a thrill it would be to win this book and start creating my own mini books!

    Amy S. says:

    Aaahhh!! I’ve been eyeing this book and would love use it as a possible program for the Teens at the library where I work.

    Kristen says:

    What a fantastic prize!  * crossing fingers *

    Purple Potatoes says:

    I would love this book. will work on the free project from site in the meantime.

    Jenny Chang says:

    Great giveaway!  

    Doe Boyle says:

    I make books from vintage library discards and would love to have some new ideas; the butterfly is especially lovely, and I would love to learn how to do its star binding. Thanks for the opportunity.

    MUST HAVE THESE BOOKS!

    Amelia says:

    I absolutely adore boxes and making artist books, I have atcually taught a few classes and workshops, and I would be delighted to have this as a reference!!!

    Susie says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this lovely set, the book AND a work of art.  What a treasure for the fortunate winner!

    Heidi says:

    Would LOVE to have this book! Thanks so much for offering it to some lucky person!

    Esiff says:

    Love miniature books and the butterfly book is gorgeous!   I have made some tiny books..very simple design,  but would love to learn new techniques so this book would be so useful to me!

    Cat Jack says:

    Wow, a mini book could actually come in very handy.

    Karen Blair says:

    A neat looking book.  I can’t wait to see it.

    Janel Gradowski says:

    I have a miniature book pin that I bought from an artist. I would love to learn how to make book jewelry for my friends!

    Wordygirl says:

    My niece Jessica would love this book.  Hoping I’m the lucky winner…

    Steve Massman says:

    What a fantastic mini book. The butterfly is really creative. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Carlee says:

    I just love your little tiny books.  Especially the shell books.  :)

    Melissa says:

    These tiny books look adorable.  Thank you for your generous giveaway

    Jonee says:

    This looks like a great resource for those like me who love making books and miniatures. I appreciate being entered in the giveaway.

    Anonymous says:

    How lovely!! As I’ve seriously over-spent my book budget recently, it would be fabulous to win this gem!!

    Anonymous says:

    Would love to win this–looks like so much fun!

    Mary says:

    I love books, any shape, any size.  But a butterfly book is the best!

    Jaime says:

    How lovely!  I love book arts.  Would love to win this beautiful butterfly!

    Sbsford says:

    Beautiful! I love tiny books, just to hold and feel them!

    These remind me of mini books I’d make for my dolls when I was a kid, except way way cooler and more beautiful!

    Kim McM says:

    The butterfly book is lovely!  I would love to win your giveaway- I love books of all sorts.

    Sue Cooke says:

    THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!  Can’t wait to make one.  Hope I win the giveaway too.

    Jamie says:

    mini books, BIG IDEAS, love it, want it

    Jennifer Bruner says:

    I love these.  I’ve been taking classes on bookmaking, and this book looks like it notches up the fun.  I hope I win!!

    Mypinkrainbow says:

    I so love little books and would love to make some on my fav subjects , that would be so cool , and to have a book that will guide me from start to finsih would be so very awesome,

    How cute are these!!!  Would love to explore paper crafts, time to start making holiday gifts again

    martinmosaics says:

    I am a librarian. I would love to make books to give as gifts or journals to the special people in my life. thank you for your generosity!

    Akua says:

    I’m a hand papermaker and love little books. In years past, I used to participate in handmade book swaps of handmade paper. Now i hope to  do some more again, to remind myself and others of the pleasures of the book as object. So I welcome and relish the possibility of getting this book to show me how.

    Laura Sawyer says:

    I love making mini-books but the cover of your book shows me some new shapes and sizes.  Wonderful, bring them on!!

    Jaimi says:

    Little books are one of my fav things to make. Small books seem to me to hold a special secret fun. A tiny note to someone special or a tiny journal to hold little treasures. The possibilities are really endless.

    Jaimim111 says:

    I love making tiny books. This looks like soooo much fun!

    Julzzzz says:

    Such a cute idea.

    Juzzzz says:

    What a cute book and great mini book ideas!

    Ashley says:

    I love paper and I love little things — so mini books are like the perfect marriage! Thanks for the great give-away!

    Asteride says:

    My daughters are very creative, we make paper and crafts together and of course we would love to have this book in our library.

    What a lovely book! The cover alone gets me in a book making mood.

    Hazel says:

    i love mini books and am always looking for new ideas – this book looks fab!

    Jackiemarchant says:

    What an awesome, generous, fabtabulous giveaway I am so excited and thank you so much for this opportunity please sign me up for this absotively positutely exciting event …Thank you so much
    Jacqueline Marchant
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

    Jackiemarchant says:

    What an awesome, generous, fabtabulous giveaway I am so excited and thank you so much for this opportunity please sign me up for this absotively positutely exciting event …Thank you so much
    Jacqueline Marchant
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

    Jackiemarchant says:

    What an awesome, generous, fabtabulous giveaway I am so excited and thank you so much for this opportunity please sign me up for this absotively positutely exciting event …Thank you so much
    Jacqueline Marchant
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

    Jackiemarchant says:

    What an awesome, generous, fabtabulous giveaway I am so excited and thank you so much for this opportunity please sign me up for this absotively positutely exciting event …Thank you so much
    Jacqueline Marchant
    http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

    Christine Bolin says:

    How adorable!  Why do we like miniature things so much?  I would really enjoy winning this so I can start on my Christmas presents really early this year.

    Anonymous says:

    enter me

    Mosterlily says:

    In this age of mass-produced everything, handmade books are a simple reminder of the beauty and pleasure of handcrafted goods.

    Muireann says:

    These are beautiful! I love that they’re ‘green’ too. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Susan says:

    I would like to sponsor a workshop at my local library for children to make their own mini-books.
    I work part time as a children’s librarian in Youth Services. I think this project would be great
    for reluctant readers.

    Lecsm says:

    I make books and I teach children to make books. Love the mini books.

    Gillwatson says:

    This looks such a great book! I would love to win a copy!

    Sue Maib says:

    i would love to win this book….it looks amazing! 

    Kristin says:

    Oh, my! What a gorgeous book. I love bookbinding because, as a seamstress, I love the idea that you can stitch a book together instead of using glue. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    Kristin says:

    Oh, my! What a gorgeous book. I love bookbinding because, as a seamstress, I love the idea that you can stitch a book together instead of using glue. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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