Sunday, March 8, 2009

One less fish to fry

I haven't made many fish for a while, so I thought I'd better remind myself how they were made. This one has been finished on both sides, and she hangs beautifully. As you can tell from the pan, she's about 8 inches in length, so no need to worry about it being a "keeper".

I have also finished a couple of books lately...I am really starting to enjoy making them. They are all of the journal type with parchment inside and Coptic bound. Sometimes I put watercolor paper inside, but that is so thick to bind that the books can't contain too many pages.

The book I am showing here is fairly large compared to the ones I normally make. I like to keep them on the small side, but there was a special request for one that could hold pictures. It is for special memories of a loved one, so I went with the directives given.

I didn't go overboard with the beads and 'frills'. Sometimes, less is more.

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