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The book...stuff

This is the post of oddments, strange bits, and things that I accidentally missed from the other posts, and expands slightly beyond "books" into "books and library 'hings". I think it's best that I don't even try to explain some of these....

Kusudama flowers are pretty, easy to make, and look kinda funky when made from old book pages:
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They're also nice in a bunch:
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And as roses too:
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Books can have all sorts of covers, as these show:
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Make sure the books stay on the shelf with a bit of punctuation geekery:
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You could carry your books about in a bag...with a picture of books on it:
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Make sure you never lose your place again, with some unusual bookmarks:
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Some more necklaces here:
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Badges are also a good wearable way of showing your book love:
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If you need to get yourself organised, this library card catalogue style box could be just the thing:
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And every library needs its own bookworm:
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That's it, folks! I hope you've enjoyed my Etsy goodies posts, and maybe been inspired to pick up some nice things. I'll try and put some more together before Christmas again...and always remember...
LOVE [the] BOOK

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