In November 2021 I did a 5 day challenge through Vintage Page Designs which was amazing & the book I made was gorgeous, which decided me to join her subscription based Handmade Book Club.
Since December 2021 I've made at least 1 book per month. Not always the book of the month as some of them just don't appeal to me & sometimes I've made 2 or 3 of the same binding as I find them so practical or adaptable.
I've learnt what I can substitute with & what doesn't work so well too.
I love making blank journals. Some I give away, some I use as journals myself, some I just sit around in places I can see them so I can touch them as I go past.
One of the structures we made has become my daily diary type journal. In fact I've made that structure 3 times as i love to so much.
I stick or stitch things in some, I write in some, I stash things in pockets I create in some & one of my favourites I made specifically as a home for my embroideries.
I love the stitched bindings - of course.
I wax linen threads that were gifted to me from a friend's mum, who has passed away.
And just for fun; soap boxes & paper bags from art stores in Australia, stashed away of years.
All of them vessels.
Vessels to hold magic.