Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stumpwork Rose dress

If books were dresses...

(a weekly post where I create fashionable wear with book cover art)

Published: 2008

The Stumpwork Robe
by Prue Batten

Description from author's site:

A magnificent robe . . . minikin journals hidden in the embroidery.

Eldritch wights and murder.

Tragedy and revenge.

Adelina the Traveller’s sanity is cobbled together with fraying stitches as she is held captive and must embroider a gown which may eventually conceal the keys to immortality . . .

The Last Stitch

by Prue Batten

A hob, a Faeran and a mortal stitcher.

Veniche and the Days of the Dark . . .

For Adelina, revenge should be her salvation.

But those who love her wonder if it will be her damnation.

Adelina says to her readers: ‘If you touch the book then you will quite simply die.’

Are you game?


My blog was recently visited by Prue and when I went to visit her blog in return I was treated to these miniature books.

What are miniature books?

Books under 3" tall are considered miniature books. They're generally readable with the naked eye, and easily handled, like regular sized books. Micro-miniature books, on the other hand, fit the 1"=1', or 1/12 scale, used by most dollhouse makers. These tiny books can still be read (if you're as nearsighted as I am), but illustrations seem to come through much better to full-scale human eyes.

Doesn't that sound adorable? Perfect size for fairy-like stories, eh?

I'm curious. If any of you have read stories in this format, do tell what you thought of them.

Just found out...

A masked ball is going down at Mesmered's (aka Prue) Blog.

The Direttore and the Board of Governors of
The Museo di Veniche
invite you to attend a

Masked Ball
hosted by the Charmed Circle
(Pat, Prue & Rebecca)

May 1, 2010
8pm - 10pm

- Music by the Veniche Symphony
- Prizes for quests
- Supper at 9:30 before the final dance

here's the invite

RSVP in her comments and be eligible to win a signed set of The Stumpwork Robe and The Last Stitch by author, Prue Batten.

For one point: describe your absolute ‘must have’ in your Ball reticule.

+1 What dance would you like to step to and what music?

+3 Invite others, tweet and let mesmered know.

+5 Invite others and post on your sidebar, letting mesmered know of course.

+10 Invent a short backstory of your character and send it via RSVP to the blog.

Winner will be judged by Pat, Rebecca and Prue and will be announced at the Ball.

view sample rsvp here

I'm planning on attending. How about you?


*on my want list ;-D

*if you would like to learn how to make your own Book Fashion silhouette, let me know in comments with your email

*source for silhouette

Imagination Designs
Images from: Lovelytocu