Here is another recycled children's book - Cinderella this time. I simply cut out the text block and split the cover down the middle of the spine. I folded the cut spine edges in and glued them down, leaving the original illustrated end papers showing. Then I folded signatures and stitched the blank book with a single-needle coptic binding with waxed linen thread.
I picked up a few of these kid's books at the Salvation Army the other day, so you'll be seeing more of them.
And now... the reason I expect to be all caught up soon. I am visiting family in Oregon and have unlimited access to my sister's studio. She has ALL the tools and toys and an amazing stash of supplies and she just said "While you're here, THIS IS YOUR STUDIO." I think I've died and gone to heaven.
As promised, I will take some photos of the studio over the next few days and post them for your delight and delectation (just don't drool too much on your keyboards.)