13 April 2010

the paper bride

i nominate this as the best library book of the month. one i keep renewing and renewing, not wanting to drop it the return bin and say our goodbyes. the paper bride by esther k. smith. its pages are loaded with vintage ephemera, happy crafting tutorials and loads of lengthy descriptions on everything paper. (and i promise, this book is not just for brides.) i appreciate the spread on handcrafting paper flowers, pop out maps and the details on the differences between printing options; something every paper/print lover should be aware of.



and of course, everything about this book reminds me of my dear blogging crafty darling friend, miss elise. who soon will be mrs. elise. the excitement for her upcoming nuptials is contagious.



17 comments:

EliseBlaha said...

thank you friend! i have another pretty book to add to my list. xo.

caityofthekeps said...

I read Elise's blog too and the second I saw the picture of the book in this post I thought of her!

Hannah said...

I just finished reading Esther Smiths book called, "How to Make Books." It was excellent as well.

I'm going to add this one to my list of to-reads.

Julie M. said...

What a great book! I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for the tip!

virginia blue said...

squeee! i LOVE fabulous book finds! thank you so much for sharing this one with us...it looks fabulous!

::xo::

Eeny said...

This books looks like a keeper.
That happens to me a lot when I get books at the library - I want to keep them forever. So I just end up buying them =)

Feather said...

i honestly never would have picked this book up! but, of course, now i want to get my hands on it. the library book i can't let go of currently is a book called "doodle stitching". amee ray? i think. great embroidery ideas.

Gabi said...

That DOES look fun!

Tara said...

I can completely understand why you are holding onto it for yourself.

Sometimes, we all just have to do that! I wish it were available at my library!

Best,
Tara
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

No way. I love stumbling upon books like this. Good find.

ampersandity said...

marta, i love that handwriting guide. i need that to practice haha. maybe i'll pick up a copy for myself (even though i'm already married haha)!

leni said...

as a soon to be bride, i will definitely need to check out this book. i took a calligraphy class last year and plan on doing my own invites. i need all the help i can get!

Travelin'Oma said...

I love the folding map. What a cool book!

stephanie from texas said...

i must have this. thank you oh so much for sharing!

Stephanie said...

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Kristin said...

Thank you so much for the tip. I just requested a hold on all three of her books. Can't wait to browse through them.

summer said...

you always have the best library luck, marta! it's inspiring. what a lovely book, i need to tell haley. and isn't it so exciting to be 'in' on elise's so-soon wedding?! i love it!

ps. the handwriting guide looks like my dream homework. i still miss practicing cursive on triple-lined workbooks.

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