Back to School continued…


If you saw the previous post, you’ll know I’ve been learning to make handmade books and thoroughly enjoying the process. The 3rd book in our class is the most complex and JP advised us to take it slow, for good reason. Making a fabric, quilted/collaged cover for the book is one thing, sewing the book block to tapes and them to the cover, another thing entirely!

Having said that, I love this book and here it is, in all it’s scruffy, scrappy, blinging glory! I sewed this in my own shabby-chic style, so if you like perfectly finished seams and neatness, look away now!


This is a “huggable, strokable” book that I can’t wait to paint and journal in (carefully!!)…


I used pretty wide twill tapes, blanket-stitched into the inside of the cover to hold each page in place.


Next stage in the process is to learn about journal pages and journalling in Supernova II now… Watch this space! 😉

Previous Post
Leave a comment


  1. This looks fabulous!!!! I want to touch it! Can’t wait to see what you do on the inside, Rosie!! Don’t be too careful with it!! You’re one of the best at spontaneous beauty and fun! XOXO

    • Awww, bless you Barbara! What a lovely thing to say!! Maybe that’s why I chose to use a darker, shiny fabric for the inside, so it doesn’t show random muckiness?!

  2. Rosie- I said it before and I will say it again…I LOVE This book you made..the cover is fantastic!!

  3. You are on a roll girl! Love how those tapes are contrasting on the darker fabric. Very handsome. Thanks for sharing your work and your enthusiasm with the team.

  4. WOW, this cover is to die for, and I mean it. I love it. When reading your post I did not scroll down first to check out the photo and slowly as it scrolled up it took my breath away.

  5. What an awesome book! I know you’ll have a blast using it.

  6. Bookmaking is definitely on my list of some day I want to learn. Lovin’ that cover and oh what fun you’ll have with filling it! Don’t be shy — enjoy it and create with wild abandon that is what this book calls for.


Your views are very welcome, so please feel free to share! xo

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: