sunday afternoon bookmaking

jenn and lisa came over yesterday afternoon to make some books for holiday gifts.

lisa's papers

the food: jenn brought butternut squash pizza. the recipe is here, oh dear god, it is so good. lisa brought enough crab dip to feed 12, and we did our best to eat 4 times our share. i made an apple cake, from this recipe from a friend to knit with via a friend in kansas (hi leslie!). we were too full of crab dip and pizza to dig into the cake, but i did eat a large piece of it after they left and i can tell you it is yummmy (extra m added on purpose).

jenn's papers

the books: i pre-cut the book board, and i provided packages of 8×8 archival album refill pages from the martha stewart line available at michaels. jenn and lisa met for lunch last week and picked out their papers and book cloth at our local paper source. so all we needed to do yesterday was cut the paper, eat, glue, pour wine, and assemble.

the books!

it was a good way to spend a sunday afternoon.

7 responses to “sunday afternoon bookmaking”

  1. jenn says:

    thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Anna says:

    It DOES sound like a good way to spend Sunday afternoon. Mine was spend assembling Ikea drawer inserts. Not near as much fun. And since they’re not installed yet, no completed project satisfaction.

    I need to do some paper stuff soon. I’m hoping to do this on Wed. (banks closed)

  3. vanessa says:

    what a nice day~ I really need to get some gals together and do a day like this.

    such pretty results too.

  4. Susie says:

    the books are beautiful! what a great idea.

  5. Ayama says:

    love what you and your mates got up to on sunday afternoon. such pretty books.

  6. Lisa says:

    Thanks for hosting and guiding me through the process.

  7. Liz says:


    I wanted to know if you have a step by step process of making the album as well as the cover. I wanted to do one for my parents wedding anniversary.

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