Saturday, December 4, 2010

christmas tiny book

I got around to making Christmas tiny books. I gathered up some vintage Christmas greeting cards, and recycled the images for this tiny book.

This is the first page and cover of the tiny book:
the second and third pages (first layout):
the fourth and fifth pages (second layout):
the sixth and seventh pages (third layout):
the eighth page (back cover):
I made several copies of the book:
I put together mini inspiration kits with the tiny book as the focal point in each kit. I put a tiny book, pearl embellishments, vintage trim, a red button, a candy cane, a confetti snowflake, and a seasonal Andes Peppermint Crunch thin in each kit. I made 13 of these kits. I sent 12 to my friend Heather for a Winter Wonderland Mitten Swap. The idea of this swap was to make a decorative mitten and 12 small items to be swapped out by Heather to the 12 participants. She would then send us a mitten (from another participant) and 12 of our individually made "mitten stuffers" (one from each participant):
I made an extra kit to send to one of you. Leave me a comment here, and I will randomly select one of you, and send you a kit. Sign ups now closed.

I also listed the Christmas tiny book in my shop. Take a look if you have a minute.
Before I run along, this is the mitten I made for the swap:
I used muslin fabric and red ticking fabric for the primitive heart (my favorite kind of heart). I wanted it to have a worn, vintage look.

I also added some vintage ribbon and a Santa charm. The ribbon and charm are removable.

Speaking of red ticking fabric, have you happened to see these ornaments?

Really... running along now. Don't forget to leave a comment for me if you want a tiny book kit.

Edit: The great and powerful Random Generator chose Candy Bello. :)


  1. I love the mitten you made! The fring in the outside does make it look fabulous!


  2. Jessica,
    Love your Christmas tiny book! I have some of your previous ones - very cute.
    Your mitten looks wonderful to me. What a great idea - mitten instead of stocking!

  3. wonderfully detailed, jessica, just like all of your art work. adorable!

    i ate a ton at thanksgiving and i still haven't quite gotten back on track. yeeks. um, maybe next week? :)


  4. Your mini book is adorable! And what a cute little mitten!! I bet the red ticking looks just fabulous lining the inside of that wonderful mitten.


  5. Jessica, your tiny book is adorable.
    They are just so lovely that it makes me want to make one of my own.
    Haven't done anything like this before.
    Holiday Hugs,

  6. I love your mitten, the primitive heart, vintage ribbon and sweet little charm are adorable!
    What a fabby swap to be involved in!
    ...and how cute is your mini book! You are so creative Jessica!
    Jan x

  7. what a beautiful mitten! I always love your art but this one is gorgeous! So don't doubt it!
    Can I ask you where you buy your charms? Is it an empty one you filled yourself? I love it!
    Lisette x

  8. the mini books are so darn cute, and what a novel idea the mittens are, how clever!

  9. Ooooh, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find wearable mittens just like yours? Unique, beautiful and oh-so-perfect for the season?


  10. wow've really outdone yourself with this one! It is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  11. Love your handmade mitten with the red ticking heart! Also love your tiny little Christmas books. Happy creating...

  12. Beautiful book and mitten! I just love this time of year!!! I love the little details you always include in your art! xo

  13. The tiny book is adorable!!! Everything you make is cute or beautiful! You always hit 100% I am a freak about reindeer & that one in the charm makes my heart go pitter patter! Hope you & the girls are enjoying the season. HUGS!

  14. Hey Jessica I hope I'm not to late to leave a comment about your tiny little books! Which are the coolest!! Your mitten looks kinda victorian to me with a twist of country in the heart. I love red ticking!! Looks like your keeping busy girl as usual! So I know you're doing ok!! LOL Have a great night. Love, Fran. XO

  15. That mitten is adorable! Love the Santa charm! And I would LOVE to win the tiny book! So cute!!!

  16. Jessica,

    I'm so happy you liked the mitten I made. I think yours is wonderful - I just love that red ticking heart! Whoever got yours could keep it out till Valentine's Day if they wanted. Especially where I live since February is still pretty much mitten weather here. I absolutely adore the tiny book you made and so happy you included one for all of us in your inspiration kit for the swap.


  17. Just love your tiny books - so much creativity and variety in them. I did one a while ago here :