My sister Christy (she gave me molas that I turned into notebook covers) was here for a visit and brought a hostess gift wrapped in handmade paper and tucked into a bag made of handmade paper. A triple treat!
I simply could not resist using the paper to create a notebook cover for one of the 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ notebooks I have. This size is ideal for tucking into a shirt pocket or purse.
Can’t you just feel the texture of that great paper? It’s wonderful! Plant leaves, stems and pedals become subtle greens and pinks in this creamy-colored paper. I was thrilled to have a home for the mother-of-pearl button. Cream-colored hemp cord knotted with a few small beads is just the right closure. I initially used the plain cream paper for the lining and the flaps on the inside of the cover. Unfortunately, the paper flaps were not strong enough. I removed them and stitched in some pale pink fabric to do the job.
A touch of stitching to enforce the spine and it’s done.