christmas books

i made two simple leather bound notebooks for my mother and sister for christmas. i got both of the leathers from etsy – i was worried they would be rubbish quality but when they arrived they are actually great! i gave the floral leather one to my mum. the elastic strap over it is made from one of my old hairbands – i panicked last minute and couldn’t find any decent elastic other than this…

momma book

for my sister i made the pink one, the leather was a plain, pale pink and i put on the gold stripes myself with imitation gold leaf. that was my first try with using gold leaf and i think it went pretty well! i cut the cover in the same envelope shape that i have used before and added a button that fell off one of my playsuits. i’ve done that twice now and unfortunately can no longer wear the playsuit.