October 20, 2015

Book Spine Book Marks, and Book Binding Courses

Hello my dahlings.  It's a beautiful day here in San Miguel.  Hope wherever you are is wonderful as well.

I have been making and had an interest in hand bound books for a few years now.  Recently, while searching for supplies, I came across some spines I had laid aside until I could come up with something to do with them.  I remember seeing book marks constructed from the spines for sale when I attended a craft fair.

Here's what I did today.  I'm not sure they are finished.  I might age them around the edges or sew a bead or two on the end of the ribbons.  Who knows as yet.  

For those of you who are interested in exceptional e courses on creating hand bound books, you might want to check out Mary Ann Moss's sight HERE.  MAM is an wealth of  knowledge on the subject, a great teacher, and super fun to learn from. The blog she creates is nothing less than addictive.  Other courses are offered as well, so have a good look around.  Every course I have taken with MAM, has been phenomenal.

Back to book marks.  I think they might be nice as an accompaniment to a journal, as a marker.  What do you think?

It's a wrap for today.  Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy the moment.

“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”
~ Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess


  1. Good morning Donna! Love the book marks, they would be great as stand alone items, or as you said, popped inside a journal. These are so nice it should get people reading who don't usually do it! Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. I love what you did with your book marks...they are just wonderful. I would also like to agree with Donna's recommendation of checking out Mary Ann Moss' online classes in book binding and more. I have taken all of her classes and learned so much along with being entertained in the process. And the best thing was meeting Donna on the class blogs.

    1. Yes, we did have fun, didn't we! It was wonderful to meet you as well .. and we have kept in touch all this time. How great is that! Thanks for such a lovely comment, Nancy.

  3. I will consider this Donna - I love hand bound books - my problem is I love too many things!!!
    sandy xx