Friday, 3 February 2012

The Less Patient Secret Book ;)

I have in my favourites the most amazing piece of work... it is aptly named patience and I love it, but I have neither the patience or the skill to produce something like it so came up with my own version... called 'Less Patient'!! ;)
Front cover using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers.
This is the side view which shows the two large matchboxes as drawers.
A thin book slides out of the gap between the two matchboxes.
I am going to add all my favourite music titles to the pages.
Then you open one of the drawers to reveal another book...
The ribbons are so that you can remove the books... a bit like battery compartments!! :)
When you open the book you see that there is a small matchbox attached to the end...
and inside of it is another wee book...
I sewed all the signatures of these books...
and decorated the pages with papers...
Then you open the other drawer to reveal a divided compartment...
and remove the smaller mini book...
all pages decorated...
ad the larger of the two mini books...
and voila... the complete set... pretty cool eh?  LOL

41 comments:

  1. beautiful book! I love all the secret compartments and slide out stuff! V

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  2. Oh My Lord this is gorgeous! What an absolutely wonderful piece of art. I think you did an outstanding job on this piece. Lovely!

    Elaine Allen

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  3. Wow ...and thrice wow ....your secret little books are beyond words ...each more wonderful than the oher ....this is my favourite I think....what patience xx

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  4. Wow. You are so clever! Just beautiful x

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  5. This is absolutely FABulous Annette...and patient you are. *Ü* Love that G45 paperline too. Just beautiful work. TFS. ~Glen~

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  6. Definitely pretty cool.
    I would say totally amazing and that's an understatement!!!!!

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  7. That is brilliant Annette. I have a box already to do something similar-I did the gessoing and that's as afr as I got, so You've inspired me to get going on it!!

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  8. Annette that is truly fabulous!!!
    Well done, and I think you have amazing patience!!

    Julie xx

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  9. Amazing! Love this book and all the secret compartments ... it's fabulous. Elizabeth x

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  10. W O W ! ! ! That is just so cool!!!!

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  11. Oh my! oh my! How many books of secret did you make! Incredible work on this one! Gorgeous!
    Michelle *Ü*

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  12. Absolutely stunning - but you are Queen of the Minibook, Annette! If I'd stopped to think about it, the one person I 'knew' who could pull this off, having seen the original, is you.

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  13. Oh wow that is just magical.

    J x

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  14. this is terrific!
    a lot of secrets can be kept in all those compartments!

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  15. I'm beyond blown away. I had seen the Patience book before, but I like this one even better. REALLY! I think because yours is so much better decorated. The roses and drawer knobs are two examples of why I think this book is super. I may have to call you the Queen of Embellishments AND the Frozen North Box Engineer!

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  16. I saw the original You Tube video on this and thought - one day I'll get round to making one of these maybe not so intricate though LOL - your take on it is simply genius!!!!

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  17. WOW Annette ! just too stunning for words.. Can I ask how long it takes you to make one please ?

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  18. Thank youuuu for showing this idea. It's absolutly amazing what you made out of that box in a box in a box system. Really unique.
    Elly

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  19. OMGoodness Annette - YET another fantastic completed book/s from you - it is simply lovely. Inspirational too as it is so different from Patience.

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT WITH US>

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  20. magnifique!

    you still have more patience than me...

    it's a beautiful project very very cool.

    Paris was fabulous, you will love being back in Europe when you return, it is beautiful and historic and home

    dxxx

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  21. Loved the original video for Patience, and have wanted to have a go myself - seeing your beautiful book tho I'm not sure now that I could do it justice - you do such lovely work Annette!

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  22. Gorgeous Annette - looks pretty patient to me - and much easier to put back together than the original!

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  23. I had to laugh at your comment about the Super Bowl. It's the biggest FOOTBALL (not soccer) game of the year, between the best team in the American League, and the best team in the National League. Don't ask how teams get divided up into leagues, because I don't know. All I know is basketball, which is divided between the Western Division and Eastern Division. This year in football, there are two teams that come from the East Coast playing. And it's a BIG, BIG deal in the US.

    One of the highlights of the game seems to be the commercials that are shown. They are always the best (and most expensive) of the best. I think they start at about 2.5 Million US Dollars for a 30 second ad.

    No bowling involved, but maybe some BAWLING if someone's favorite team doesn't win.

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  24. Just let me pick my jaw off the floor, STUNNING, you are sooooo gifted where do you begin to make a book/box as beautiful as this x you clever girl, Lots of hugs May x x x

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  25. Ohhh... Absolument magnifique!!! Bonnes idées tous ces compartiments secrets, excellent travail d'art.

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  26. This is absolutly stunning I love it Annette

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  27. Absolutely stunning! Well done! X

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  28. holly cow!!!!! This is just stunning! wow! awesome, Amazing!

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  29. WOW!!!
    That is just stunning Annette.

    Toni xx

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  30. Wow I need to go and look at this agin! Very intricate Annette! You would need patience to make it!

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  31. Your talent is insane!!! I was in awe of every single little bit you made for this mini!! How crazy!! Your talent is extremely outstanding, thank you for being so talented AND for posting it for us to see!!!! Well done..and yes...LOADS of people read and now I will be following you!! So tell mom and hubby that!! LOL Happy VDay!!

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  32. I watched the video in the link and AMAZING! Love your adaptation with all the little treasures - really beautiful and I think it would take a lot of patience to make your treasure!

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  33. Hi, this is amazing. Very very nice. Die you have a tutorial if this amazing book?? I really love it.

    Greetz,
    Kethy (from the netherlands)

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  34. Ooh very nice ... i will follow your blog!!! You will put the tutorial on your blog?

    Gr. Kethy

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  35. This is drop dead amazing!!!! I love it.

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  36. O M G - how did I mniss this post - absolutely amazing piece of work, Annette and the papers are just superb for your book.

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  37. What an amazing tutorial ... I will have to give this a try at some point ... I'm currently very much stitch binding my own journals ... so love this idea as well!!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment, it is truly appreciated - sort of confirms that it is more than my Mum and husband that read this thing! :)