over the summer holidays i made these two little notebooks. they are both rough cut and sewn with a simple link stitch and have thin card covers. the first is covered with a page i ripped out of a magazine when i was feeling frugal. the second is made with an overpriced scrap of leather i bought when i was feeling fancy.

the little endpapers in this one are pictures of the barbican conservatory i ripped out of a magazine. the conservatory only opens on sunday but it is worth a trip – i love how the barbican is such a mixture of almost ugliness mixed with verdant plant life and the conservatory has the most plant life of all.