I started these journals earlier in the week. As the paper is Japanese inspired I wanted to use the Japanese binding method to make it very authentic and added in some mulberry paper to top and tail it.
Finished product - Japanese stab method and Coptic stitching
After making this pencil roll holder I couldn't resist using my Geisha Doll fabric to make something similiar for my young neice. I used my bias tape maker to make the straps ( if you don't own one you should they come in so handy)
At the same time I to covered the notebook in the same fabric and used my new found talents to hand bind it. I am thrilled with the outcome. But can I wait until October to give it her for her birthday?
I have wanted to do this for some time. Inspired even more when I saw Melanie at Sugarlemon's post on what she did for Christmas presents.
So I took myself off to Creative Escape where Arden has all different workshops and has the most beautiful textured papers from India. She tells me these papers are made from recycled clothing to make the pulp. I am going back to buy some more before I leave.
I choose a geen textured paper that I love and patterned inner from scrapbooking papers.
Arden supplied cardstock for the cover that had an adhesive film on one side that made it very easy to attach the papers to. Can anyone tell me if this is available in Melbourne?
I learnt the Coptic binding method and used a matching green Perle thread.
Overall it was much easier that I thought and i am looking forward to making lots more.