As you may remember from my PREVIOUS POST I have been taking care of our backyard this summer. To keep track of all garden-related information I made myself a little gardening notebook.
What I really like about this project is that it is made with 99% recycled materials. The cover is made from magazine pages cut into strips and weaved together. I used different hues of green to create an interesting pattern.
The back page is also weaved, using slightly more "monochrome" pages.
The book is bound using Japanese stab binding technique. I used leftover yarn from the CROCHETED PURSE I made a while ago. The long string left after the binding serves as a closure. It is also handy for tying up a pen or a pencil.
I used blue pages for the back cover. The only non-recycled part of the book is the sticky plastic wrap used to hold both covers together.
Even the pages of the notebook are recycled: I used single-sided printed pages folded in two.
I really like this gardening notebook and looking at the pile of single-sided printed pages accumulating at my work I am thinking of making several more.