So, I have decided to sell some of my books.
The concept is very much like a Midori Traveler's Notebook, where you start with a shell (book cover) and then slide in various inserts to suit your needs. I have used vintage books as the covers, pulled out the inside pages, lined them with new pretty papers, and added an elastic spine system to hold the insert in place.
I really love the layered look of the inserts and each one will look different depending on the inserts chosen. This one starts out with a blank notebook covered in a recycled shopping bag.
Then I have these pocket folders that consist of 6 different pockets to stuff important things into, like receipts, reminder notes, business cards, or whatever you choose.
Next (shown here) is a calendar notebook for July. Again, it is covered in a recycled shopping bag. I added a tab at the top. Each month's calendar is a separate notebook, so this helps to identify them. And to be honest, a collection of tabs sticking out the top of the book is just too adorable!
Inside the calendar notebook, there are 5 weeks of pages to be numbered according to the calendar year. I have designed all of the pages with my own calligraphy to make it a little more personal. You can see more of the calendar notebooks here.
And just recently, I designed some cute little charms that can dangle from the outside spine.
I am so excited to be taking these items to a local craft market this weekend. I hope to gain some great feedback in order to make them even better! Wish me luck...
Happy weekend friends.