Remember the stamping I did with carved pencil erasers and an ink pad? I used those stamped cards as covers for little notebooks.
(The other two patterns you can see here were done with little potatoes and an ink pad)
Usually when I have proper moleskine-style notebooks, I get overwhelmed by the permanence of them - I feel like I should fill them with profound thoughts and beautiful sketches, and so don't end up using them at all! I made this batch of notebooks with the intention that they would be ephemeral - I used normal old printer paper, and my stamped cards for covers and I decided they would be used for mundane things - shopping lists, little reminders, that sort of thing. And if I happen to jot down a profound thought, well then that's an added bonus! I will not hold on to them forever, I will enjoy their covers for the time it takes to use them, but then off they go.
They are A6 size with 16 pages.
I followed this tutorial for making notebooks and the same lady's tutorial for doing the saddle stitching.
I didn't have waxed thread so I used 4 strands of sewing thread and holding them as one, ran them across a block of beeswax before stitching. I used my new flower press (without the cardboard layers) to flatten them overnight before trimming the edges the next day.
Ready and waiting for boring old to-do lists!