5. Apr 2008

Travel Journal

I’ll be off to Thailand tomorrow for 3 weeks (!!!) so I decided to make myself a travel journal. The last time I was in thailand about 5 years ago I started to write a travel journal but I was just too lazy to keep going. Now I really regret it, because I can’t remember all the places we stayed at. So this time I want to make sure, I’ll document all the great places we see and things we do (I’m definitely gonna take a thai cooking class this time!!).

Travel journal - work in progress

Handmade travel journal

Handmade travel journal
I used all kinds of different papers – mostly in oranges and pinks to match the cover.

Handmade travel journal
I printed several pages to use as a daily journal.

Accordion file folders travel journal
And in the back I added 3 memo pockets to keep papers and cards. I did a little experiment by cutting them which turned out pretty nice.

You can find some more pics in my flickr set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasaa/sets/72157604398289016/

So bye for now and check back in May – I’m sure there’ll be lots of beautiful paper stuff and pics from the trip to post.

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21. Mar 2008

Book Review: Handmade Bookmaking by Yo Yamazaki

I discovered this great inspiring japanese book on bookbinding a while on etsy. It sold out before I could get a copy but luckily alittlegoodness recently found a copy for me. The instructions are in japenese, but there are lots of detailed drawings and the featured books are just amazing.



ISBN 978-4-579-20970-5

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19. Feb 2008

Yeay – new patterned papers arrived…

… and I can’t wait to use them.

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9. Feb 2008

Memo pockets with book cloth

I started using book cloth for my memo pockets and I’m really happy with the results. I did one set of memo pockets covered completely in book cloth and for the inside I used some really nice gift wrap:

Book cloth memo pockets

After that I tried several combinations – even though I was in doubt wether they’d look good – and I’m completely overwhelmed by the results:

Book cloth memo pockets
Book cloth memo pockets

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2. Dec 2007

Memo pockets for Etsy

A couple of years ago I got a moleskine memo pockets and I just love it to organize all the little notes and papers, stamps and business cards that usually lie around on my desk. As I wrote in my first post, I always collected beautiful blank books, which I never used because I wanted to keep it for some special occassion or purpose. So in difference to that, I love the memo pockets because I could start using it right away and I could take everything out anytime and put other things inside as often as I want.

So a few months ago I started to make my own memo pockets and I bound them in all my favorite patterned papers and fabrics. I just added the first series to my etsy shop a couple of days ago.


http://kasaa.etsy.com

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