A is for Altered book!

Before alteration begins

Mod-podging the cover with Spanish/Nicaraguan newspaper

Servimos cafe fuerte aqui

Day one.  A new Altered book project!  I found a book at a thrift store in Berkeley a few weeks ago.  Newspapers brought back from Spain and Nicaragua.  Thanks to Molly and Tony for the Alterra coffee from Milwaukee!

As I was working on this, I giggled to myself remembering when I learned that the translucent goo that has become my crafting backbone is not called Modge-podge.  And then I remembered the hilarious Spanish pronunciation: Mod POD-HAY.

Recommended listening for the letter A?  This American Life, “Recordings for Someone.”

6 Thoughts on “A is for Altered book!

  1. Ohhh This is so cool. I want to do it… I will dam it!

    Right…. I also believe I have come up with the perfect idea for J… Remember the quiz we got competitive over last summer?

  2. Beth on June 18, 2010 at 9:38 PM said:

    Looking good! We’ll have to work on ours together soon. I’m becoming agoraphobic, so you may have to come up here…

  3. Claire on June 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM said:

    Great photos! I look forward to B-Z. 🙂

  4. molly on June 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM said:

    ooh! I like it! What a great ‘A’ idea..and I love the Alterra addition..cafe fuerte is essential to most crafting in my world. Maybe I’ll have to find you some (Bell’s) Oberon for your ‘O’ endeavor!
    Keep it up friend!

  5. libby on June 20, 2010 at 2:21 PM said:

    Alterra… my fav.!

  6. aunt patty on June 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM said:

    Love the alphabet structure. Did you hear about our alphabet dating? Got the idea from my friend Brenda – so you start with “A”, find a restaurant that begins with that letter, have a nice dinner then find a movie that starts with the same letter…. we went to Amadeus (in Ann Arbor) then saw Alice in Wonderland… we are up to “G” – went to Gratzi and rented the Good German (I also had a Gin and tonic….) Fun fun fun

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