• Blog

    An Update

    My poor neglected blog! I made a promise to write regularly but got too carried away with creating that I kept forgetting to write! I must try harder! It has been an interesting start to the year. I have learnt so very much about book folding and have worked really hard to make some pieces I am truly proud of, something that rarely happens. I have made my first two sales over on Etsy, nne book and one pattern, both of which left me feeling incredibly happy. I had hoped to get more items listed however I refuse to list anything I feel is neither good nor tested by me…

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    New Year

    As every New Year comes by I set out a list of plans, hopes and promises for the year ahead. No matter how I describe them, they are ususally forgotten about pretty early on! Will 2021 be the exception? As 2020 drew to an end I decided to launch my brand – Clarebedo. A name my sister would call me. A name many people say incorrectly. I felt I needed an identity that spanned accross my hobbies, and what I hope would become a business. I am looking forward to 2021, like many hoping it will be better than it’s predecessor. Rather than resolutions I have decided to give myself…

  • Bookfolding,  Papercrafting

    Book Folding – Galway Crest

    I decided to make a folded book for my Brother-in-Law that represents where he is from, so I planned to make a coat of arms or a flag of Galway, Ireland. I decided this before seeing what their flag actually was. It took a while to make the pattern as I had to make a few edits, making sure all the detail would be shown on the finished book. I did wonder if i could use the pattern on a laptop screen for future projects whilst printing out all 18 pages for this book. I’m glad to say I have found a way! This book fold was very fiddly, in…

  • Bookfolding,  Papercrafting

    Book Folding – Cat Catching Music.

    We all know how much a cat loves to knock things out of place. I am a firm believer that if musical notes were physical entities they would never be heard in order because cats would be knocking them off the piano. This book fold is for my sister. She is the absolute defination of a cat lady, in a good way of course. Along with being an artist, she is also a music teacher which is why i thought this would make the perfect christmas gift for her. This was the first pattern I made using the Bookami software having previously made the design on photoshop. I was worried…