I told you guys I was making a book. I wanted to show you what I did.
This one is the first one I did. It has a nice cover. I learned a lot.
This is some hand-made paper I've had forever.
I love the way the covers turned out.
I had this colored card stock that I rarely use so I made the inside papers out of it. There are some orange petals in the paper on the cover and I thought it would look better than it does ;-D
It looks OK with the back inside cover.
Another piece of scrap.
Here is the stitching that I used per the YouTube instructions.
I think that the heavy-duty thread I used is not heavy enough for this job.
Down by my thumb I pulled the thread too hard and ripped one of the pages (called stations by the man who was teaching it).
Now this one is my second attempt and I took my time and went through things thoroughly. I liked doing it enough the first to try again.
I really like learning old school things that may one day become a lost art. Plus I believe that building your body of knowledge or skills will only help you in the long-term.
It also given me a great appreciation of modern conveniences and technology.
Worked beautifully. I also used curved upholstery needle this time. What a difference a needle can make.
I used the great green sage paper with leaves and stems painted on them. This is the inside back and front cover.
Pretty neat all the way across the spine.
The book opens nicely and will lay flat on the table too.
Book laying flat.
I used a great craft paper for the outside covers. I am so very happy with the way this came out, I am making another one ;-D