This is the last book in the series of Books for Becca’s wedding, it is the all important guest book! As I am writing this, it is the day before the big event, and I shall take more pictures of the book when it has been fully used by the guests – I might have had a little fizz by then, so we will see how those pictures turn out!
It is in the same style as the previous two books, though much smaller, the pages are a landscape A5 size, rather than the previous A4 and bigger. It is still bound in a simple coptic style and has the crumpled paper and ribbon on the front. Again it is in pink as this is the theme of the wedding!
You may recall that some time back I made a book for a bride – my oldest friend, who is getting married in August. Well the weekend just gone was her hen-do – a raucous event of karaoke and champagne amongst other things! And, as many hen-do’s do – this one required a hen book!
This duty obviously came my way and I endeavoured to make it well and in the style of the previous one so they matched. A nice part of this book was that all the chicks (is that the term??) had a huge input into it, as they made their own pages for the book, as apposed to giving me their pictures and notes and me putting it all together. It worked really well and I think the bride was quite chuffed!
In leaving the pages up to the girls, I had to give them specific instructions as to the layout so that when I got them, they were similar enough for me to bind together in a book like structure. The plan was to have two landscape A4 sheets that I could stick together in the middle and then sew through. I used pink guards to make them more similar and give extra support, which matched the paper on the cover. That, along with the ribbon and scrunched up paper, meant it all came together nicely and matched the previous one quite well!
As many of you will know, my oldest and best friend is getting married next year! – Very exciting, and as I am to be a bridesmaid! I believe it is tradition for a bride to have a book to keep all thoughts and pictures in prior to the wedding – a bit like a scrap book for potential dresses and locations etc. My friend is extremely organized, and already has most of it planned – including the former two items – so her book may be a little empty! However, that does not mean she didn’t need a book, so diligently I went about making one, and am showing you the results!
As you can see, I have taken the design from my previous coptic binding, only this one is smaller with more pages.
I still need more practice, but considering my last coptic binding, this is a great deal better – hopefully my next one will be even more so. I haven’t quite got the knack of the link stitches, but I think one more try and I’ll have them right!