i just finished this book yesterday and i think it is my new favorite.
it's funny because the last big book i made (the lace one from a few posts back) was my new favorite.
and these two books are just so different. is that weird, do you think?
i guess we all have different sides. i know i do. i love, love, love the feminine, frilly lacy stuff i collect and create with. but sometimes i crave simplicity. and functional. and rugged.
this one is thick and big and heavy. well, so was the lace one,
so there's a similarity. this leather came from a shoe factory. it's rough and rugged. like your favorite work boots. i like that scuffs and scratches can be buffed out with a cloth (as i discovered while making it).
i made sure the paper was rough and rugged too. i used a heavy watercolor paper and i mixed in some handmade paper. a thick grey cotton paper. i actually like to journal in a book like this, cause i like to beat on my paper.
oh, and my favorite part is the bookmark. i wove that into the back. i've been wanting to try that for awhile and i finally did.
i just listed it in my shop, along with some other books (with lace). i know i'm going to be sad to let this one go. but i do have another piece of that leather...