First of all, I want to apologize for my pity party last week. I get so excited, and then I feel pressured to DO everything I want to do. but I need to remind myself that I'm not competing for anything, or meeting externally imposed deadlines, or even earning moola, it's just for FUN. right?
SO, since my plate of fun isn't full enough, I've decided I really want to make books. I LOVE BOOKS. like, A LOT.
|front cover. I need to decide on velcro or a button and twine for a closure,|
as my finger is not going with the book.
I've tried kits to make books, and I've played around with online tutes, and I have never really felt comfy with anything. and then at the library, last week, I FOUND THIS BOOK. (I really really would like my own copy, if anyone out there wants to buy me a present.)
|open to the first page. see the cover? it's fused newspaper delivery bags. cool, huh?|
Things I love: clear instructions, plenty of pictures, and the best attitude EVER.
|STITCHING! it's sorta hard to see white thread on white paper,|
but feel free to admire it anyway.
|the view from above. see all those packets of paper?|
book binders call them "signatures." now you know.
|SPINE! with pretty thread stitches showing.|
LOVE LOVE LOVE books.