Sunday, 12 September 2010

Book Swap #12: KristinCrane

When I noticed that I'd be mailing this book to Brooklyn, I decided to use a map I had from 1950. I love this map because it has a message on it that reads "Paper is precious, Please do not throw this map away." (I blogged about it here.) I thought that message fit well with our recycled theme for this book swap. I also was determined not to buy any supplies for this, or use any "new" supplies. I have piles of board and paper cut down from other projects and gave myself the limitation of only using supplies from those resources. The end result was a book that is an interesting 3" x 5.5" and oriented horizontally. It's a fun size actually. Small enough to fit into a purse or pocket, yet big enough to serve as a journal. I aimed to include Brooklyn on the front of the journal, since that's where I was mailing it. -- Kristin
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PrairiePeasant said...

I love everything with maps! I like the size and orientation of this one.

Lizzie said...

That's a really great little book, Kristin. I like the long, narrow style - it suits the map paper cover very well, especially as it has the River flowing across it.

linda said...

Lovely book, the map imagery is a great cover and love how it fits into the recycling theme as well, with the note about resuse.