Recently I acquired a big bunch of vintage doilies, lace, fabric and paper from various charity shops. It took me 4 days to make this 150 page "Rags & Lace" book (if count both sides), 50 pages are vintage fabrics, 50 pages are craft and vintage paper and 50 pages of 200 gsm quality watercolor paper. I am quite pleased with the way it came out - a rough and tender shabby chic... It's filled with numerous pockets hiding vintage paper treasures and cute tags inside of them. For a binding I used as a reference a lovely book of Jeannine Stein "Adventures in Bookbinding". Burned hessian was rescued from a pile left after our garden tool house burned down last winter. I will be selling this book in my Etsy shop.
When I travelled in US 3 years ago, I tasted a large variety of dark chocolate there and especially loved Godiva and Trader's Joe. I found all the covers lying in my junk box recently and decided to make a book or a journal out of them. I added some Lindt and Cote D'Or to the bunch, tied 11 of them into coptic binding with a red yarn, sowed lace, added beads and other ephemera - and voila - I have a cute 22 page Chocolate Lover's book, that still smells of chocolates and invites you to write you notes or create your art in it. I wanted to eat it up, but on a second thought decided to list it in my Etsy shop. Let someone else enjoy the book, with a cup of coffee and a chocolate bar in their hands.