Saturday, April 30, 2011

"My Petite Maison"













The idea of my petite maison being published into a miniature book was the idea of a fellow blogger....(one with a very good imagination...lol!) So this idea stayed in the back of my mind (along with lots and lots of other ideas...) until I came upon Maria's work!

Maris comes from Rome and she makes some really beautiful books, she has excellent scale (which is always very important to me) and works in great detail.....plus her little books are readable.......what joy!!!! I commissioned Maris to make me 2 books....she used photos and words from my blog, I left all the details to Maris and I was so very 'thrilled' with the result!

I thank Maria very very much.....she says 'each little book is made with love'.....I can see that this is true.

Maris has her own blog and Etsy shop "Il Cucchiaino Magico (The Magic Spoon) http://ilcucchiainomagico.blogspot.com/

p.s....my friend with the great imagination was rewarded with her very own miniature copy of "My Petite Maison".....

40 comments:

1 Oak Arts said...

Oh wow, how proud you must be to have such a sweet and lovely little work of art, Linda.

Regards,
Pamela ~

Norma said...

It's wonderful Linda, what a great idea to do it in mini, and how fantastic to have the chance to hand the task over to Maris. I do hope that it will become available to buy because I want one!!

iseecerulean said...

That's fantastic!

Mari@ said...

Thank you Linda for your lovely words!! It was a pleasure to make this book for you and I'm very pleased that you like it with all my heart! :o)) It was a challenge for me and I'm really enjoyed this work for your Petite Maison... Page after page ;o)

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

Una maravilla. Una buenisima idea. ademas te ha quedado perfecto.
Besujis!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how wonderful! what a great idea your friend had!
blessings,
peggy aplSEEDS

Wee Cute Treasures said...

So sweet!

cockerina said...

Maria's book is a masterpiece, I'm glad of her success!
Caterina

cockerina said...

I forgot ... I also do mini books ... You saw my etsy shop?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cockerina?ref=si_shop #

good weekend!
Caterina

Bambi said...

The book is adorable and I echo Norma's quest to one day buy one! Thanks so much Linda for the info - am keeping my fingers crossed - and I loooved the Wedding dress plus the bridesmaid's dress - that back view!Terryx

Lataina said...

My goodness!!! Who wouldn't want one!!! Linda, it's one of the best things I've seen. I can only imagine how beautiful it must all be in person. It reminds me of Lea Frisoni's beautifully photographed book. Your book is gorgeous!!! =)

Lataina said...

I just had to come back and say that I would definitely put myself on the list to have one. =D *sigh* It's just so pretty!!!!

Patty said...

Linda, You are so clever!! I love how the book has turned out. Marie did a wonderful job on it! Anytime you decide to make copies to sell I will buy one too!!! I have Lea's mini version of hers and your Maison book would be a perfect companion piece.......three customers from you replies so far......LOL....pretty please. :)

Julie said...

FOr a total newcomer to the world of miniatures, this is all very astounding to me. Linda. The fact that it can be read bowls me over.

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Hanna said...

An amazing little book and what an wonderful idea! Must take a peak in her etsy shop!

Flora said...

In this study met two extraordinary talents and I can only make my compliments: I'm actually excited ...
A big hug to both :-)
Flora

Susi said...

Preciosa idea, muy original,a juego con todas tus cosas enhorabuena a las dos, un beso
Susi

miniacollection said...

What a beautiful and excellent idea!
It is really magical to see photos of your house in such a small book. You must be overjoyed to have it.
I know Maria's blog and I am always amazed by her work.
I recently made a book for myself with the stories of Nina and Lucie. It was my mother's idea to keep the stories and photos. Of course, it has nothing to do with your book.
Geneviève

House of Artistique said...

Lovely! very high quality detail

maria said...

Love the idea and how gorgious and detailled she made it...wow!!!
Hugs
Maria(from Holland)

Katrina said...

It´s wonderfull. So small and so well done. You must be happy of it.

Linda, your blog is very special. I visit hire almost every day.

Yours Kati

rose cat cottage said...

Hi Linda, that is really astonished and with all talents together the book looks sensational!! Enjoy it! doei, claude

Liberty Biberty said...

AWESOME!! How fabulous to have your very own petite livre!
Mercedes

Arantxa said...

I'ts great!!!

Congratulations Linda for this mini book.It's Perfect and so lovely!!

Mini hugs

Catherine said...

I just love it!!! ;-)

Marie did a wonderful making this lovely 1: 12 scale book. The photos and the print are so clear.

Too bad all the book stores are closing. I am sure there would be a long line of people waiting to meet the author and get their copies signed. ;-))

Linda Carswell said...

...I cannot speak for Maria, but I will do a book tour, but who pays....lol!!!

I am thrilled that you all like our little book! We might have an announcement to make soon....stay tuned!!!

Linda x

chateaudelille said...

Such a gorgeous little book. I think Id like to make a book one day using my blog stuff as it is a wonderful journey. Great inspiration! Fiona

Miniature Pets By Bridget McCarty said...

amazing! I thought it was a real book at first...

Miniature Pets By Bridget McCarty said...

more posts please :)

Petit Coterie said...

What a darling idea and the book is fantastic! I adore the attention to detail.

xx,
Michelle

Virginia said...

Merci for finding my blog and now I"Ve found your delightful place. I will be honest, the header photo so captivated me I almost stayed there all night. Your tiny book is just perfect. Oh I love it here!
V

Miniature Pets By Bridget McCarty said...

This is one of my favorite blogs now! :)

Deborah said...

What an exquisite small book! Thank you for visiting my blog, Linda - and enabling me to discover the treasures and wonderfully evocative pictures here.

MY Hobbies said...

It's wonderful.Congratulations Linda.
I loved it not only the mini book but all your work


Ana Bela

Johanna said...

This is an art which only one in thousand can master . Maria is super talented , cheers for her! The lil book which you've in your hand is a master piece. Every page and text on it is neatly put together.
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Monica said...

How truly delightful ... a 'petit livre' for your 'petite maison' ... and everything in it looks spot on wonderful. If you're not careful you're going to one day outdo the Queen with you're little wonders!

Lou said...

Enchante! Cute book. Brilliant idea. What a lovely blog you have.

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Lou
xx

Marta said...

precioso ¡¡¡¡¡ ya lo ha vendido Maria así que me apunto a tu sorteo ¡¡¡¡ es dificil pero vale la pena intentarlo por que es maravilloso ¡¡¡¡ Gracias por el sorteo Besos.

manon 21 said...

Un joli ballade dans ton univers,ce petit livre est incroyable.


Bon weekend

Manon

susanne said...

Hi

Well I never win anything, has never ever won, but its okay... Sort of..SMILING
BUT
I love the dolls house and now the little book, I want to own it but how?
Can I buy it somewhere?

Thank you and have a great summer

SUsanne
Denmark