I am posting what I sent to DearBluebird -she received last week.
I am a part of Wanderlust - an on-line art class that lasts all year long. This method of re-purposing books was one of the lessons but I had seen tutorials on YouTube with some of the ideas.
This is a cloth hard covered book - I left it white so DearBluebird could paint or collage it herself. It was a Chinese novel and I did add some of the pages inside.
This is my first book made with the Cropadile Big Bite - I love it - easy to use and I love to punch holes in things. But more than that - I love adding grommets. This is much easier than the thing I bought from the hardware store last year.
I used seam binding to tie it - it was a bit bulky so next time I will use hemp or linen thread.
This is the inside - I covered the spine with a piece of muslin (see my post in the Junk Journal-along) and then covered that with fabric.
And for the inside pages I used book text, file folders, maps, Gelli prints, catalogs, vintage magazine pages, calendars, coloring book pages, envelopes and library pockets.
I stuffed it - there were a few tags and library/book borrower cards and other scrapbook-y things for DearBluebird to use.
I hope she enjoys it and gets some use out of it. It's fat but she can always remove pages or a whole signature.