Pawing through the mess of materials and supplies on my one table tonight, I picked out this red-checked plastic tie-clasp envelope, like an old-fashioned inter-office envelope. When I saw this envelope in the store the other day, I knew I'd use it for something. Today it beckoned. Or maybe I decided to do this one today because I could see it in the pile and find everything I needed without a major archeological excavation.
I only have the one table in my room, and it serves also as a computer table. I mostly sit on the floor or the bed when I'm stitching. But I do need to get that one table more organized!
This was a regular page-size envelope, which I cut down to the size I wanted. Where the red-checked back wrapped around the front, I needed to attach it to the front panel. I first tried gluing it down with super glue. Wasn't happening. Guess it doesn't like the plastic. So then, after cleaning off the glue residue, I used double-sided tape to put it together. That seemed to work. There are 4 signatures of 9 pages each of pastel bond paper in pink, pale yellow, aqua and white. I stitched them to the plastic cover with white waxed linen thread using my usual longstitch binding.
Cute little book. I can see a schoolgirl carrying this one around proudly.