Rags to Riches is designed especially to share handmade books, journals and paper art. The objects on this blog are made totally of recycled materials or discared paper, and cardboard. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings. I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Polka Dot Swap

I made this book as part of a polka dot swap that I took part in. The Polka Dot Swap was organized by Stacey in Auckland, NZ. I really enjoy the swap mainly because it does not have too many restrictions and I could choose my swapper who lives locally. Another fun thing about this swap was that it gave me a chance to get some polka dot fabric that I did not have. Some of the items have to be handmade so I made this book as part of it.

As I have mentioned often in this blog, I only use recycled materials for my books. The cover of this book came from a discarded book jacket of the Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology. I love the vibrant colour of the cover and it has all the colour balls that are perfect for a polka dot swap. I did not know at the time that it would come in handy.

I used yellow as signatures (pages) and the paper came from a recycled photocopy paper. When I finished the stitching, I used the same thread to make a cord for the bookmark.


Micki said...

I love it! It is so bright and cheery!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great as usual Natima...well done♥x

Anonymous said...

Great photos Natima...
xxxxx Lynette