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« on: April 13, 2004 01:46:18 PM »

I've been wanting to rework this hardcover book for a LONG time- I bought it at the used bookstore at the library, and I had no intention of reading it, I just thought the cover was cute:


Bookbinding scares me though, and I didn't have the time (or the patience) to learn how to do it.  So instead, I glued note paper over the existing pages!
I have about a million pieces of stationary and notepaper that I'll never use ( I love buying it but only write 2 or 3 letters a year) so I decided to use it up.

I ripped out half of the pages (because I figured it would make the book too thick if I left all the exisiting pages), and using one of the pages I ripped out as a guideline, cut around the notepaper and used a gluestick to  glue it in.


Each page is different, and because I use it as an "ideas" notebook, I am always drawing in it and scribbling in it, and stuff..  I use it to write down things I want to remember, ideas that inspire me, that sort of thing.


I left the title page in it because.. well, I thought the title of the book was interesting. It has a couple of pockets in it too, and the string around the outside (you can see it in the front picture) is so I can keep it closed when I'm not using it- because I'm forever sticking loose pieces of paper in it, I needed something to keep it closed in my backpack.

It's not super attractive because it's something I just made for myself, but I find it REALLY handy- if I think of an idea when I'm at school for a craft or something, I just write it down.. it's really handy when I need to be inspired.  

Hopefully this makes sense-- this is the first time I've posted something I've made so if you have any questions/suggestions please let me know!
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004 03:17:32 PM »

I like the idea of gluing leftover sheets of notepaper over the existing pages instead of rebinding for a little idea book like this.  I too carry around a little notebook wherever I go.....it's so handy!  When my current one is full, I might give this project a try! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004 05:12:29 PM »

  I love your idea, in fact it's my 'thinking' brought to fruition!  Now I just have to get my  butt in gear and make one of my own! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2004 05:21:16 PM »

I love your book!  I've also have been wanting to learn bookbinding but have too many other projects on the go right now.  I am the queen of little pieces of paper with ideas written on them!  I bet I have about  30-40 on the floor of my room right now, waiting to be organized/transfered!  That's it, I need to make me a book!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004 12:05:33 PM »

I'm gonna make one of my own now, I found a hardcover book in my house called 'The Remains of the Day' which I thought was quite apt since I'm gonna be using it as a journal as well as an ideas book. Thanks for the idea!

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004 12:15:35 PM »

Wow, thats really cool Smiley When I need a new notebook I'll have to try that Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2004 06:41:56 AM »

I'd love to see more of the pages if you feel like sharing!
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2004 02:23:22 PM »

I love this journal. I saw it a couple days ago on here, and have only now commented. But, I must say it has inspired me. I don't have enough self-discipline to write in a journal, but I have a friend who has filled at least a dozen compositon notebooks in the past year and a half. So, you've given me and idea for the perfect gift. Thanks so much!

<3 Erin
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2004 08:35:09 PM »

More pictures will come,  as soon as I have the internet again  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2004 02:34:42 PM »

Here's a few pages from the journal I made, based of this idea.

The last one had pictures of things I made all wrapped up. The journal was a gift for a friend of mine who loves to write. She adores the journal.

<3 Erin
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