Sunday 2 March 2014

Spike The TagHog

      Say Hello to Spike the taghog. He's a very useful chap to have by your telephone as he'll hold on to any notes you tuck into his back.
     Spike began life as a very tired and worn out old paperback novel, he has been well read but sadly was no longer loved in his original form. Now he has a new lease of life and will soon have a new home too.
     The book was approximately 300 pages long which was plenty. You'll be amazed at how fat he gets as you fold all his pages in half, that's why I find a paperback is better for this project.
     If you search 'altered books'  you will get an amazing array of art, Spike is a real beginners item but he was fun to make. He has old buttons for his eyes and nose and a selection of medium size tags for his prickles.
     He could hold messages by your phone or on your desk, he could also be a very novel birthday book with twelve tags stamped with each month of the year for you to list all those important dates you need to make cards for.
     Spike will be joining his friends in my local charity shop later this week, he's a way of using something nobody wishes to buy and turning it into a desk top novelty to raise money for the hospice.

I would like to enter Spike in the following challenge:
Try It On Tuesday - Handmade, to include writing
Country View Challenges - Paper Chase, must be paper


  1. Ahh, I love Spike! I'm a big fan of folding books too - its so therapeutic. You can see one of mine here but I must have a go at a Spike..... Margie

  2. A fantastic make and a good way to recycle old books. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time

  3. What a cool idea! I don't know how long it took you but he's a work of art! Thank you for sharing him with us at TioT. x

  4. Such a fabulous make, must have taken ages to fold all those pages, but well worth the end result.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  5. Fantastic project ! I love the idea of tucking notes into Spikes back to keep hold of ! Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

  6. Wow this is wonderful, not seen anything like spike before - what a great idea - thank you for sharing


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