Thursday, May 17, 2007

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

I love books to read and find a special joy in making journals for others and art books for my own pleasure!

However, I have been putting off a book binding project for weeks because I knew it would involve searching for tools, patterns, and supplies. And I would have to clear a space to work!

Well, school is out so Tuesday afternoon I began the search and organization. Rather than make only the specially requested book for my customer I began four and have finished three. The forth will have a different kind of cover.

Here are some of the tools I use: davy board and duct tape book cradle for holding signatures while I punch holes and other assorted tools.


Papoosue said...

Oh, these are just perfect. This is something I've always wanted to do. I've made journals,yes, but not ones with proper bindings and so on. Gorgeous.

Beach Girl said...

I love them. You are so creative! I sure do wish you lived closer to me, so you could teach me some these things. I am so craft impaired. But, hey, I sing well. :-)


Emmy said...

so wonderful yes you are creative

Waltraud said...

Are these all your books? It´s unbelieaveble, fantastic!