Which is all by way of explaining that my creativity is in the negative column today. Not a single original idea, inspiration, bit of whimsy. Nada. BUT... I came prepared for just such an eventuality. At the last minute, while packing for my trip, I threw in a few pre-cut pieces of leather, just for days like this. So today is another nice little handbound leather mini journal. The other day at the "Mega" I did find a bamboo bead placemat like I hadn't seen before. So now I have a bag full of bamboo beads in a few sizes. I used a longish 3-hole bead on the spine and a shorter 2-hole bead for the closure. I was hoping I could just slide the front wrap-around flap under the bead, but I couldn't get enough pressure to hold it shut, so I added a small strip of Velcro under the bead closure to hold it.
The hand-torn pages are a bright white medium weight paper with vertical ridges. There are 6 signatures with 14 pages each. The liner is a light tan paper.
A nice little book... and I didn't have to think to much about it. Now I'm going back to bed.