So yesterday, the 1st of December, was free. And there also *happened* to be some very lust-worthy book/journal binding lessons happening out at my mum's place. With baby coming any day now I seized the opportunity to attend the lessons while I could. So, minus the hubby and the 3 y/o, we took an early drive to the west coast (and with a careful bit of preparation and manouvering, even managed to catch Monte's porridge on it's way back out... lots n lots n lots of corners!).
The tutor was this American lass: http://www.etsy.com/shop/joannagriffiths (view 'sold items' to see examples of her work...very funky)...here's a journal she had with her:
The second (less conventional) method of binding she taught us involved very sharp bamboo skewers!...:
While the cousins played happily:
My sweet niece Cheyenne (newly returned from Australia) was the first to draw in my new book:
Which was, of course, a pink and orange crocodile :)...: