All year while I have been so busy I have been seeing fabulous pictures artists are making on Instagram. One is a woman named Louise Watson. She is a superb embroidered and makes a lot of landscapes (which I love). She also has a perpetual flower journal and everytime I looked at a new sketch, I wanted to join in but no time during the summer. Well, the workshops are done and now maybe I can squeeze in a few remaining plants before the frost takes them all away.
Oh no! No blank sketchbooks!!! I had to make one. I ended up make four covers and stitching three books to completion. Here are the papers from a previous paste paper session.
Each half sheet which will cover the front and back book board
I had a fourth set of book boards so while all the supplies were out I thought I'd cover them in case I wanted to do another book
Book board covers cut
Cover and end paper glued in place
then wrapped in waxed paper to dry flat under a mountain of heavy books
The corners that were cut off the papste paper. I always save these little gems because I can't bear to throw them away.
Dried and read to punch spine holes
160 pages for three books