Today's hand-made book got it's inspiration and part of its form from a cardboard coffee sleeve I picked up in the airport the other day. I knew I'd find something "bookish" to do with it. I cut out a piece of mottled beige cardstock (Sort of a very pale cafe latte color) in the shape of a cup and glued it into the sleeve. Then I took another piece of the same stock and just started folding it. I wanted something roughly fan-shaped, and as I folded I really liked the shape it was taking on. I found a bunch of amusing quotes and quips about coffee and wrote them on the folds of the pages. Then I slid the folded page into the coffee sleeve. Voila! A simple little thing but mine own.. and I quite like it.
Since I don't have access to a printer here, I had to write the quips in ink and of course, wouldn't you know I spelled one wrong... or sort of. I crossed a "t" that should have been an "l." Maybe when I get home and back to my printer, I'll do another one of these but print the letters out.