It had been a month since I broke out the paper and glue so I did a quick project Sunday night:


This was quick because I used a ready-to-bind text block from Hollanders–this one is printed as a “garden journal” with places for notes and sketches and tips in both Italian and English.

I’m not doing much in the actual ground at this house but I do need to keep track of what’s in the pots and there’s always the dream of The Next House. I liked the lily print washi paper because I’ve had pretty good success with day lilies here.

Construction-wise, this was my best casing-in job yet–look at those even fore-edges!

In the last month I did think, “What if bookbinding was just a flash in the hobby pan?” but as much fun as I had coming back to it, I don’t think it will be.