A long time ago I made many wedding guest books accompanied by drawstring bags to keep all the greeting cards, loose photos and other ephemera safe with the guest book. Then I almost forgot the whole thing, even though those books always sold really quickly! I felt needed a break from wedding guest books and began making other types of books thinking I'd get back to these later, but then some kind of time distortion struck me and suddenly half a decade was gone. And here I am, still thinking it was only a few months ago that I made those nifty guest books with those great linen bags...
My recent bullet journals reminded me of making bags for guest books too, so here I am, at last, proudly presenting a bright white wedding guest book with vintage lace and a drawstring bag. The bag is made of a soft lighter weight linen whereas the book is covered with the usual, more hardwearing type of linen I mostly use on my books.
The book has 64 pages of thick white drawing paper and it measures 21,7x15,4x2,2cm / 8.5"x6.1"x0.9". The drawstring bag measures 22x35cm / 8.7"x13.8". And thanks to the Coptic binding the book opens and stays completely flat, but I guess you already knew that (I feel like I've written more about my books opening flat than I've written about anything else - sorry!).
You can find this book for sale here.
While watching every stage of Giro d'Italia on tv I've been sewing a huge summer quilt for our bed. Only a few more stage's worth of sewing left on the quilt top, max, so I hope to get to tying the quilt before the race ends (the quilt's too big for me to machine quilt on my tiny sewing machine and I'm not going to send it away to be quilted, so tying it is!). Working on the quilt daily has slowed down other sections of the craft department, but I'm still working on new books and my own bullet journal (still haven't decided the colour!).
Almost time for today's Giro stage and my hours at the sewing machine, so I must go, but I'll leave you with a close up of the beautiful Battenberg lace.