Saturday, July 18, 2009

These are fun!

I've got into making a few things lately. As well as some more cute Little Loxies I've got on the go, I thought it was time for something new too (I get bored so easily - such a short attention span!).

We keep cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes at our place. When the pile gets too big, the boxes make their way to school with my boy and go into the big tubs full of exciting 'making things' materials. However, recently I have been keeping some of these boxes for my own 'making things'.


I have made four little moleskine-style notebooks using the cardboard from cereal boxes. They are fun to make because I then go through my stash of wonderful ephemera (and it is quite a sizable stash so it's nice to make use of it!) to find a suitable image to glue onto the card. So, the boring, printed side of the cereal box gets covered up with retro loveliness and you can still see the cardboard on the inside.


Two of these cover pictures are from illustrations in 1960s women's magazines - I love the daggy style of these so much !


The other two are from pages of a glossy (and large) Tasmania 1960s tourist book - flipping through the book is like a step back in time!


I've uploaded these for sale on my jellygnite etsy shop and today I found some 'Mills & Boon' books with wonderful old covers on them so I'm looking forward to using these to make some more!

11 comments:

Trish Goodfield said...

Brilliant idea, they look so striking,

Hey Harriet said...

These new moleskin-style notebooks are fab Ali! (I have a short attention span too btw!) I'm very curious to see how you re-work the Mills and Boon images into lovely notebooks! I'm guessing I'll be waiting a while because you'll be wanting to read the M&B books first ;D

littlechrissy said...

Oh these are awesome! I love the apple print. I'm a total sucker for fruit. Combine it with a notebook and I'm anyone's.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is so cute idea. Hope I do get one of those.

Amazing re-modelling! You rocks Ali!

twinklestarart said...

They're beautiful new notebooks Ali. Lovely design and great use of old cereal boxes, minus the worry of what's on the Nutritional Panels ;)

edward and lilly said...

They're great Ali, I love them!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Cool notebooks. I especially love the one from the old tourist book.

Off to figure out what daggy means...

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Very cute! Such a clever idea.
Karla & Karrie

Sandrine said...

This 1960's illustration is beautiful...Great job Ali;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

These are adorable Ali!! What a fabulous idea for cereal boxes - toooo cute!

Danielle said...

What a cute idea, these are gorgeous!