Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bookbinding Bliss


I love my new binding machine! These are just a few of the notebooks I've made since yesterday afternoon. I pretty much cut up anything cardboard that I could find. This afternoon I went to the thrift store and found some interesting, and some hilarious, album covers to use. I stopped at Wendy's on my way home from and the lady working there made a comment about the albums I had stacked on the seat and I told her about my binding machine. Apparently she's got a bunch of great album covers (without the records) that she's keeping only because she can't bring herself to throw them away. She loved the idea of making them into notebooks and I ended up with her number and she wants me to have them! I'm going to find out which is her favorite and make it into a notebook for her. My favorites so far are the one made with a park Livery schedule (it has green pages!) and the jumping guy with guitars (very odd record!).

I made a couple slapdash style covers with grommets and all also. Putting grommets that close together isn't much fun, and spacing them out looks better but doesn't open as well. I need to come up with a better plan for those!



8 comments:

JustJaynes said...

I love love love your notebooks. Great idea to use your fabric! I'm so jealous!

Celina said...

Your notebooks look awesome. A book binding machine is on my wishlist right now--especially now since you make it look so fun!

BookWormz said...

love love love them! I love anything paper, and I have a particularly mean addiction to books and notebooks... :)
www.bookwormzreader.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Notebooks look like lots of fun!.. Especially the fabric.. Hope you have a great Easter!
~Erika

Sarah_Momto4Boys said...

These are fantastic!! Great job, I love how inventive and creative you are! One of these days I will finally unleash my credit card on your site then beware lol.

Jen said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! I love the slapdash ones... but I've often thought there's a lot of unique paper goods out there that could be repurposed into notebook covers. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Delainie said...

I just learned that these were featured on Blogher in an article about the beauty of bookbinding! See it here: http://www.blogher.com/women-who-create-books-bookbinders-and-book-artists
Isn't that a fantastic article? Isn't that second book just amazing!!

I found it interesting that others would have a hard time cutting up album covers- I did too! I have albums I wouldn't dream of cutting up! I love music, and I love album cover art! Then I find album covers of random singers I've never heard of but they've got silhouettes of a guy jumping through a field with a guitar and it must reincarnate as a notebook, because otherwise that poor guy was just going to live on the broken Goodwill album shelf getting dusty, jumping around all alone. I just can't have that. He's obviously having too much fun for that. :) Now he jumps all over with the great people I gave the notebooks to!

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