I'm so very exited about finishing this project! Now I have a vintage typewriter, made completely from scratch using Kathy Orta's tutorial.
I wanted to make this for so long, and the tutorial which I purchased, has been waiting for a couple of months. The typewriter took me 3 evenings to put together and today I'm sharing with you the result.
I used a lot of metal embellishments on the typewriter. Luckily I had the needed amount (42) of mini spools to create the type keys. The bobby pins which I was able to find in the local store happened to be too short (about 2" long), while it would look much better if they were 3".
Kathy suggests to make separators in the drawer for some calendar pockets, but I decided to create a vintage looking book instead. Used some 'Paper Artsy' stamps on the cover.
Here's a close up of the keys:
And here are some more pics of the book. I used Laura Denison's 'stack the deck' binding technique for the very first time!! Can you believe that? I needed the gaps of 1/8"between the pocket pages of the book, so hidden hinge (in my opinion) was not very good for that.
It measures 7" X 4" X 3/4" and has 6 pocket pages with a tag in each one of them.
Still didn't stamp anything on the tags:
And here are the links to the metal embellishments which I used: