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Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day!

Happy May Day, everyone!

Above is the cover and spine for the new book that I've been working in. I will start to show you the inside pages tomorrow. I used two different papers for the front covers (the front is at the top, the back is the last picture).

Some prior May Day Posts:

Blog Love:
Check out Suki's COOL laptop case here. It's even more amazing in person!
Alias books (one of our favorite bookstores) opens a second store in Atwater Village May 1st!vintage inspiration


MarleneMAZ said...

Ooh a new month a new book, very nice !
That stitching on the spine looks interesting, haven't seen a binding using it before.

Raine said...

I LOVE that binding! I hope that eventually, you will teach this one. *hint, hint* *rwg* I put together a cool lunchbox to contain my journal binding supplies. Borders has decorated lunchboxes with matching pencil cases and wrapping paper. So I put all of my needles in the pencil case, which fits neatly in the lunchbox, and covered a pen and little notebook with the wrapping paper! I don't even have to take the pencil case out to get to my needles. I love it.
Did you ever get May baskets? My grandmother used to give them to me and my sister. May Day is also very important to the pagan and Goddess-worshipping religions. Also called Beltane, it's the celebration of Spring and fertility of the land. It is celebrated by dancing around the Maypole and leaving May baskets on doorknobs.

Sandy said...

I love love love your new journal. Great stitching too. Can't wait to see the new pages.

Thanks for the links on the meaning of May Day. I always learn something here on your blog.

Love the links and the photo of the doodling on the laptop is great.

jane eileen said...

You know how I love stitching!

Sharyn said...

Love the binding! Are you going to teach that here?
Hope you are well.


Fiona said...

Really cool binding!What's it called? I think it maybe beyond my current level of bookbinding but maybe one day!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Beautiful new journal! Love your choice of papers and style of binding.

Krista said...

I Love the look and binding of the new journal.
The past May Day journal pages are fun to see your work evolving.