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« on: January 11, 2013 11:16:43 AM »

Hello there! I don't believe that Iv ever posted on this board before usually I'm in the Crochet boards or at the Harry Potter craftalong.Which is where I first posted this project. A few days ago I desided to buy a travel sized sketch book like the ones Id seen at walmart and just personalise it. but when they ran out i just bought a pad of paper.later that night I happened upon a bookbinding tute on pinterest which i then nosed around on youtube and found a great tute for a coptic stitched sketch book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2FRKbQI2kY and I just dived in! I followed the tute and added some fabric and scrap paper to the covers...after i bound the book (I wouldn't recommend doing it in that order but I couldn't find some of my supplies and I was too excited to wait). Also i needed more than 2 lines of stitching but I didn't think that one through very well lol. So I glued and folded a black bit of fabric to reinforce the spine.Since I'm always loosing my pencils, a book strap was born out of the cut off hem from the sleeve of an old black tee. all i had to do was clip a small hole in the tube created by the hem and stash the pencil inside! I'm definitely going to make more of these I love the fact that it lies flat and i got to use one of my fave fabrics. The fabric glue i used on the black part left streaks but the clear school glue I used for the rest worked great
anyway heres a pic. What do ya think? not bad for a first try I think.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013 05:44:37 PM »

It cute and pretty! I love the pencil holder.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013 09:01:44 PM »

It looks gorgeous
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 07:48:59 PM »

Great job. I like making little travel notebooks for gifts. Handy little things to carry around in your purse
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013 10:48:34 PM »

good work, i want to have a try.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013 12:09:26 PM »

I LOVE it!!! makes me want to make a book!
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