Friday, January 05, 2007

New Sketchbooks In Production


Stitching the Signatures, originally uploaded by SideShowMom.

I've been making sketchbooks for a little over a year now. I started in the Everyday Matters Group almost 2 years ago with a Moleskine pocket sketchbook. Loved it, learned to deal with the beading up watercolors, wanted something better by the time I was halfway through the second one. I liked the size and the elastic and the pocket and the ribbon! I surfed Moleskine sites in search of cool hacks and stuff to do and found out about Hedgehogs. Wirewoman's Hedgehogs Forever Yahoo group is full of glorious stuff including instructions for making your own mole look-alikes! I tried it out, modified it, made it mine. Now I am in the middle of a batch of three; watercolor paper pages, fabric covers, pocket Molie size. They are numbers 10, 11 and 12. I've sold one, given one to my dh, another to a friend for a birthday, two typing paper ones to my kids, a henna journal with hand and foot templates to my Secret Santa person, and some for future use. These will have a nice Persian print fabric on them and be filled with love!

I did do a sketch today, I am waiting to see if I'll post it or not...someone else's input is needed...

3 comments:

Jan said...

Hi Sideshowmom, thanks for visition my blog. This is my first time over here at yours and its great. I'm just about to delve into your links re bookbinding. I love rebinding my old books into sketchbooks. I dabble with the idea of selling them occasionally. (I've never caused myself grievious bodily harm though! How'd you do that?) How many pages in your not-moleskines? And I love your patterns.

SideShowMom said...

Hi Jan, Welcome and Thanks!! Great to meet another binder! They have 7 signatures of 3 folios, for 82 pages (I lose 2 not having endpapers). I'm not sure what you mean about "grievous bodily harm?" The one I sold was blank and it went on ebay for about $10.

Renate said...

I just recently started bookbinging too. It's so much fun, and to finally be able to make the books as one wants them is even better.
I'd love to see the finished ones too!