Posts Tagged ‘comic books’

It’s National Stationery Week, and to celebrate I’m offering a 15% discount on all orders over £10 until 4th May.  Use code NSW2015 when checking out from my Etsy shop to claim your discount.

To tempt you, here’s a selection of the stationery available…

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minion madness




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Fabulous fabric, right?  Here’s what I’m using it for.

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Matt stores his records like this, in open-fronted wooden boxes.  Which is fine, but they do invite dust (and a curious doglet).  He said he’d just drape a throw over the top… nay nay, that would look dreadful.  So I got him to choose some fabric and then leave it with me.

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My very simple solution was to make a flat cover for the front.  The bottom of the cover is tucked under the lower box, and the top of the cover is secured to the top of the upper box using handy magnets.

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So when Matt wants to get at his records he can just pull the cover down, like so:

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It won’t stop the dog if he’s determined to investigate, but it’s a sufficient deterrent for a dog who’s really not that into chewing things other than his toys.  It also looks pretty good!  I need to make a cover for the smaller box and then I’m done with that particular interior design challenge 🙂

For those who like to know these things I got the fabric from this seller on Etsy, but if you search online for “comic book fabric” you’ll get plenty of results and then spend an awful lot of time trying to decide which to buy.

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“What sort of books?”

“Sequential art books”

Comic books?!”

“Graphic novels!”

I was watching an episode of Eastwick while sewing these books, and the conversation quoted above is from that episode – very appropriate, or so I thought!

Earlier this year I bought a load of pages from vintage comic books (mostly Dandy I believe), and made a couple of notebooks using the pages for covers.  They were quite popular, but I got distracted by other things and forgot about them for a while.

So this week I made a few more:

Some A5 in size…

Some that are A5 in width, but a different height…

And some A6 books too:

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