the other day i decided to make a new blank book. i sewed it together using the coptic binding method. there is a good instructional video here.
for the book covers i like to use old reader's digests. they had some beautiful designs.
you can use an assortment of different papers to make it more interesting!
i lined the insides of the covers with pages from an old french text book.
if you are lucky you have a nice brother who is a librarian and can get you these little sleeves from discarded library books! ( hi andy! )
then you can stick interesting things in them-photos, ticket stubs, poker money! this is a picture of my great grandparents.
these beauties are next! if you are interested in making one of these books, they really are not hard. they just take a bit of practice, especially getting the tension right with your sewing.
it's fun to make things-i really am happiest when i'm working on a project. anything! it just feels good to make something with your own two hands!