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what to do with a blank book

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blank book (by bookgrl)

I don’t really talk about it much, but I make books. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t. I sell them in my Etsy shop (or at least, I try to…it’s been slow the past month or so…) and I really enjoy working with some of the gorgeous paper I’ve hoarded over time. But I think people often wonder what they would do with a blank journal, thinking that they are either for serious writers, diary-scribbling pre-teens, or tortured artists madly sketching away. Even I fall victim to that mindset. I tend not to use the ones that I make, since they all get listed in my shop, leaving me scrounging for scraps of paper whenever I want to write something down. I’ve got notes hastily jotted down on old envelopes, junk mail, receipts, you name it. But what I really need is a little notepad that I can carry around with me. Conveniently, I make them – like these or this one, for example. (Um, now I just have to make one for myself…) Anyway, the most recent post on our Bookbinding Etsy Street Team blog (BEST for short) had a lot of really great ideas so I thought I’d share with you! One of my favorites is the “guest book” idea – have friends and/or family write/draw/doodle/whatever in it over time. I’ve actually implemented this and it’s endlessly entertaining to go back and read things that friends wrote 10+ years ago. So check it out! Then hop on over to Etsy and search for “bookbinding team” to find some great books made by me and my fellow BEST members.

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