perfect eight

handmade linen notebooks by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com These eight little notebooks are among the last of 2016. Bookbinding-wise 2016 has been an amazing year - I've had such a great time binding books! And I've made more books this year than I have made in any other year since graduation in 2006! I've also made more long stitch bindings than before, and I totally fell in love with the sewn boards binding structure. Today's perfect eight of linen covered sewn boards binding really bring together the things I enjoy most about bookbinding - they're handmade items made to be used, they perform their function perfectly, and every detail is thought out. Also, I love using linen.

handmade linen notebooks by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com

This week is the last real work week of the year for me. After selling at a Christmas fair this Saturday I'm going to take it easy for the rest of December. I'll end up making stuff despite my attempts to take it easy, but maybe a little less. Maybe I'll focus on making plans for 2017 and on prepping some bullet journals for all those also making plans.

 

handmade linen notebooks by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com

Are you making plans? Is it as terrifying for you as it is for me? Just kidding (well, sort of) - planning isn't as scary as it was some years ago. Having a plan is good, even if it's just a small one.