North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Monday, February 27, 2023


Miniature things are very popular and miniature books are no exception. Amy Hand, one of our newest NORBAG members, has graciously offered to teach us how to make an Itty Bitty Book at our March workshop. This looks like a fun project and a good way to welcome spring by making some Itty Bitty Books to go into Easter baskets. The book we will be making measures 1 1/2" x 2 1/4", but Amy said that the size can be made smaller or larger once you have the basic pattern.

This is a good opportunity to use some fun decorative
paper. Amy colored her pages with bubble prints and
used paste paper for the covers.


  • 1 sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper or light weight paper for the inside pages of your book
  • 1 sheet of paper (printed or not)  to be folded for the cover of your book
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • glue of choice (Amy prefers the Scotch Create glue stick)
  • cutting mat (optional)
  • X-acto or craft knife (optional)

When:   Saturday March 11 at 10 a.m. PST

Where:  On your computer, tablet, or smartphone via Zoom

RSVP:    To Dolores Guffey by March 6 to receive the password

Zoom Questions: Bobbie Hayes

Contact information is in the newsletter.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


 Our February "workshop" was a wonderful tour through 27 years worth of amazing creative calendars made by four very clever women. Many thanks to Carolyn Jones for sharing this collaborative project with us. NORBAG members who missed the "show" can watch the recording by going to the link that can be found on page 3 of the newsletter. It is the last recording on the page and it does take a little time to load.

The February book exchange is traditionally valentines. This year 18 members participated in the exchange and there are some wonderful cards/books that will soon be shown on our Flickr site. Until that happens, here is a teaser peek at the valentine from Mary Elizabeth Nelson, aka Emmy. 

The following photos are of valentines from past years that are now on display in the kiosk at the Humboldt County Library in Eureka, CA.