I love to doodle! And I came across a doodleaday challenge on Instagram by Rhianna Wurman . She creates these fab lists each month. She is also an inspiring and very talented illustrator. I have been following along for a bit now and though not each every month have I done this in the past I do have quite a few doodles. First, I would use a sketch book of some kind but then tried different papers as I liked having a smaller loose piece of paper to begin. Having the paper in a book seemed confining. And this way, if I think of something that would be better on a different kind of paper or perhaps I doodle digitally and can still put that all together. Lately, I have been using mix media paper and it is pretty good for the marker and watercolour combo I seem to been favouring. So a collection of these doodles on loose paper was starting. I had held them together with a clip which was ok. But when I started making my own inspiration journal (post on this later in the week) the idea of binding my doodles together came to me. And so I did.

Here are the resources that I used to guide me:

http://crafts.tutsplus.com/tutorials/bookbinding-fundamentals-basic-stab-binding–craft-10250

http://www.designsponge.com/2013/03/bookbinding-101-five-hole-pamphlet-stitch.html

http://www.poppytalk.com/2010/09/diy-crafty-book-binding-by-janis.html

and I now this book on my wishlist: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2090588.How_to_Make_Books

Here is the result. I love them, so cute and fun! The possibilities of creative combos of paper and binding thread is endless! 🙂

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