My friend Dessy recently loaned me her copy of The Historian to read since I left mine in a box in Melissa’s basement in Colorado. And because books here, for some odd reason, are overly-priced, I borrowed rather than buying. On the plus side, I’m being Green!
Because Dessy’s book is in mint condition (it looks like it hasn’t even been opened!) I decided I’d bind it to keep it that way. But I didn’t want a boring binding, so I was slightly creative and came up with this!
I made the binding from hand-made paper, and added an odd little mother-of-pearl detail at the top right corner, finished off with a cord.
I’m not sure I like the way the cord is tied and I am thinking of re-doing that one.
And to add some more book lovin’, Dessy gave me two ribbons she salvaged from a shirt and because I thought they were the perfect size I made me and her a couple of bookmarks! Nothing fancy – in fact, it’s even quirky!
Not the best color combination either, but I like the kitty ornaments.
The whole set of “Book Lovin’”!
In addition I am working on a little hand-crafted item I will be hosting a giveaway for, so stay tuned!
Hope you’re having a great day!