I had a wonderful day yesterday hanging out with my mom! I worked a race in the morning, so I got her entry into it, so she ran the 5K I was working in the morning. Then after going to my house to clean up, we went shopping. Oh yea mother daughter shopping days! They are so much fun :)
I also gave her a little gift that I whipped up last week. I gave her a little hand-bound book that can be used as a journal or photo album.
I used a Coptic stitch on this book. It has 20 single sheet pages, so 40 pages back & front, plus the covers, obviously!
I sewed each sheet in by hand with some blue waxed thread. I love how it turned out, it looks so lovely! With this kind of stitch, the pages lie completely flat when the book is open. I love this feature, it makes the books so much easier to write in or do various kinds of art within the book.
Doesn't it look nice?
My mom was a fan. She says she's going to use it as a scrapbook photo album & put in pictures of various mother daughter trips we take together, like our one to Chicago last year when I ran the marathon. I'm so glad I was able to make her something that she loves!
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