Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ava's Baby Shower Book
I had made a friend a baby photo book for a gift and she liked it so much, she asked me to make one for her sister who was also expecting! She then asked me to make a little book for the baby shower. I had received a wonderful handmade sketchbook as a gift earlier in the year, and had been looking to make my own book. I looked it over and researched coptic stitch bookbinding and gave it a try. I think my stitching didn't turn out exactly like it was supposed to, but I do know it won't fall apart. I used Tim Holtz's distressed grunge chipboard for the cover, mostly because it was the right size. In the future I will be using mat board cut to the size I am needing. I used watercolor paper on the inside and covered it in scrapbook paper and made all kinds of pockets, little cards and places for notes. I definitely will be making more.