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The finished article

The Gentleman Friend is going to have to treat me like a 5 year old child that has brought him a grubby grey-looking jam tart! It's not perfect, very far from it. I shall have to tell him that's part of its Charm.

But anyway, here is the finished notebook:


Photo by crappy camera-phone, in fading light!

I've given it 36 pages of heavyweight drawing paper. I have developed a respect for Bookbinders that I never had before. The spine has been bound with the same black satin bias binding. I wanted him to be able to draw in it, so I made sure the covers had a base of two layers of heavy interfacing, so that they would be firm enough.

One thing that was rather sweet, was that sewing in the paper reminded me of my days as an Articled Clerk, sewing Wills together with green tape... I always did a lovely job of it! Aside from that, it's been a learning experience.

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mizmarti
Feb. 14th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful and looks professionally finished, at least from here! I wouldn't know where to begin something like that. I'm impressed (again) with your creativity and your skills.
beafarhana
Feb. 14th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh the photo is very fuzzy! Up close, you can see all the stitching and it's not all great!
diva_c
Feb. 14th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
It looks good and I'm sure he'll love it
eollie
Feb. 14th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
very nice!
kinadancer
Feb. 14th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
this. is. awesome. Gentlemen Friend is lucky indeed.
tenar10r
Feb. 14th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
It looks great!
bintblue
Feb. 15th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC)
I am impressed--it looks swell!!
suzycat
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
I think it's FAB.
tenar10r
Feb. 15th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
We all will whomp him with cabbages iffen he doesn't appreciate it!
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