Everyone has a talent, and Cindy Fisher from Etsy's wonderful folded book art patterns are something out of this world. A perfect decor item, special gift for loved one, or hobby, you can DIY with a $5 downloadable PDF instruction manual! Cindy also has custom made books she can make you for $50. Find out more below!
Tell us about yourself.....
My name is Cindy and I’m the proud owner of Cindy’s Paper Designs. There is something so magical about books as we get lost in a world of adventure, love, triumph and fantasy. Each unique story enriches our lives, word by word. If you are a book lover, you are sure to love our handcrafted book creations that are just the décor piece you’ve been searching for.
I love folding books into beautiful works of art that can be displayed and treasured! My interest in folding books began as a hobby and has blossomed into a beautiful career. With the encouragement of friends and family, I finally have opened up my Etsy Shop to share my creations with the world.
When did you start creating?
I started creating in September of 2015. I find it very relaxing and fulfilling.
What are your goals for your art or product?
My Folded Book Art is mostly popular in the UK....I would like to be the "face" behind folded book art in the USA.
What is your biggest challenge?
Having enough hours in the day to spend on creating book art ! The time spent on each folded book really varies. The average is 3-6 hours!
Editor's Pick: The classic I love you book would be a great decorating item for your home or a gift for your loved one! Get it here for $5 !
Well here's something. I always wanted to know how to sew, but I didn't have the time of patience to learn. Now give me a needle and thread and I'll "mend" something but full fledge sewing is out of my category. My old neighbor Sandy has been determined to teach herself, and so she got out her old sewing machine and wiped the dust off. She first started taking in seams on her mom's clothing so she could alter them for herself.
Jackets for Real People!
Then she started copying patterns of purses and making tote bags. Every time I stopped by the old neighborhood for coffee, Sandy had a new creations. Her latest was making a nightgown for her sister and even sewing a gift box cover. I wondered how she advanced from the "I don't know how to sew" to the "advanced class." I thought maybe youtube tutorials, but no, she's not more of a book reader. Then I figured it out, quite simply, she is reading sewing books.
In fact this website, Palmerpletsch.com has been teaching people how to sew for over 30 years. They features all kinds of sewing books, including award-winning sewing books and easy to read things for people who are starting or advanced. In case you are wondering, Pati Palmer has been teaching sewing for 37 years. She held many roles such as educator for Armo Interfacing Co and a department store buyer , as well as a home economist. Pati conducting seminars throughout North America and Austrailia for almost two decades traveling 26 weeks per year before establishing the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland Oregon. Now trains consumers and sewing educators. Books are just a small portion of what you will find on the site!
From sewing costume designs to jackets, there is something for everyone there!