Notebook cover

Last night at our ATC meeting Barb showed us how to make a cover for a small pad of paper.   The pattern uses two 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper, and between having the meeting at a scrapbook store and all the paper Barb brought in, there were a lot of choices!   This is the one I made.

There’s a strap with velcro that crosses the book to keep it closed.

Here is how it looks open.

Our theme for the trading cards was “bound”, and everyone make cool little books!

Sketchbook project

I’m working on The Sketchbook Project, a project where you are given a sketchbook, you chose a theme from a list, and you can do what you please.   The sketchbooks will eventually tour and wind up in Brooklyn, New York.   I started working on the sketchbook on my trip to NYC, but I was having trouble with the paper.   I have since rebound the sketchbook with many strange papers, and I’ve included some of the original pages I’ve already finished.   Here is a peek at some of the work I’ve done.   My theme is the lights in the distance, and those lights, for me, are New York City.

So far it is pretty ordinary, pen on paper, but I expect things to get a little weirder pretty soon.