Thursday, July 15, 2010
I made this little book. It's a "Single-page book with pockets" from Alisa Golden's fantastic how-to, Unique Handmade Books. The "single-page" part of the book's name refers to the fact that all of the pages come from one letter-sized sheet of paper, which has been folded, cut in places, then glued together. The only additional piece of paper required is the pretty stuff for the cover.
What you end up with is a neat little booklet with pockets. (It measures about 2 1/2" x 2 3/4".)
I added an embellishment of my own by gluing a ribbon beneath the cover page. I figured that I'd probably fill the pockets beyond capacity and then I'd need something to hold the book shut.
Once I had the hang of it, I made two more books.
And now I'm a little stumped. What shall I put inside the pockets? I made a few little trinkets, but neither of them is screaming, "put me in a little book with pockets!"
So, I'm still thinking about it. What special little something would you put inside one of the pockets?