I can't believe I am done with all of my gifts and it isn't even Thanksgiving, Woo-hoo! There are a lot more great gifts that I have made, that I will post after Christmas, mainly because I don't want family members to know what I made them. I think I am safe with posting these gifts I made for my Dad & Father-in-law. I am pretty sure they don't read my blog.
Now that my dad is retired he has really wanted to start writing, but I think it is a lot harder when you are staring at a computer screen (not very inspiring), so I made him this leather bound journal so that he can take it with him and write whenever inspiration strikes.
It is filled with 200 blank pages. I bound the book following and improvising instructions from the Dad Can Do site on bookbinding. http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=BookBinding&catagory=Craft&lhs=Craft
I hope my improvising holds up.
My Father-in-law is an avid golfer, so for him I made him a leather bound golf journal.
His journal was slightly smaller with only 50 pages, giving him 100 logs. I figured 100 games was more than enough for a golf log, then again I am not a golfer and it may not be. In any case I think it will suffice.
I should probably add that the leather used is actually older than me. It was my father's scrap book that had fallen apart. I used the front cover leather for his journal and the back leather piece I dyed and used for my father-in-law's journal.