I have spent the last few weeks slowly making a gift for my dear blog friend Terri over at Art-Life-Rust, which she has now received so I can show it! She recently sent me the most beautiful water colour painting and I wanted to send her a little something back to show my appreciation. I knew I wanted to make a little notebook but the blizzard binding needs very accurate folding so I had to wait until my hand was recovered enough from my recent operation to fold and put pressure on the paper.
Little by little it's come together - using rust printed fabric I stamped some text on to it, then embroidered, beaded and collaged.
I remembered to add ribbons for closure just before gluing the inner lining to the covers - something I forgot to do on the last one I made (here)!
I have used Khadi paper for the pages but the nature of a Blizzard binding means the pages can be changed around or replaced with different papers.