Another hump day…that’s what I call Wednesdays since I learned the term in grade school. Sigh sigh…middle of the week, doesn’t feel like a fresh start, but doesn’t feel like you are close enough to the weekend either. I had a bunch of projects lined up to be worked on today, but I just didn’t feel like digging into them. You can call it laziness or perhaps ADD, because I started making a little book instead. The inspiration came from watching the latest video of crafting by Marion on ustream. She made the cutest little book, so I was inspired to make one with stuff I had lying around. A beautiful piece of black leather, scraps of thick white drawing paper and old jewelry supplies…

Looks pretty cute, huh? I just folded up the scraps of paper I had, cut the leather to size and used eyelets to attach the side piece of leather for closure. The round bead is glass from Murano attached to a black leather cord…sort of the traditional system of wrapping around the booklet many times and slipping the bead in place to keep the whole thing closed. A cute little 8x8cm book, perfect to keep in the car for notes or in your purse perhaps? I’m quite happy with the results and how neat it looks. I suppose all miniature items just look cool! So what’s the problem with all this? Well, I haven’t actually attached the pages to the leather yet. I’m not sure if glue is strong enough, but sewing would be too close for all those pages as I want them single, not in bunches. I fooled ya, didn’t I? It’s totally unfinished…

I was chuckling a bit to myself about the unfinished book and how I could still take the photo that looked final. I found out that some projects you see published in crafty books are sometimes unfinished as well, so that’s why I was chuckling. Or at least sometimes they don’t finish projects completely because they only need the parts essential for photography. Pretty tricky, huh? Well, if anyone knows of a good method to attach the paper to the leather that would be nice. I want something sturdy that enables me to keep the pages single sheets folded, rather than bunched together as signatures. Now I’m going to scour the web and see if I can find a good tutorial or combine techniques that would work for this project…

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