... bread bags! :)
I've already said that I'm becoming a "crazy recycler". And I have a firm purpose to go on! :P
Today I made a little notebook using some bread bags we had at home, together with a cereal box and a fabric scrap.
Probably you know that in Italy we eat a lot of yummy bread; we can't eat without bread!
S. and I buy it almost everyday and so we have at home a lot of brown paper bags where bakers put bread. And also some greengrocers use similar bags, smaller but stronger.
Some days ago I decided to make something with them.
And I made a notebook :)
I documented the whole (super simple) process with photos.
I picked up some bags in different tones and decorated by lovely drawings and words:
Then I cutted them in rectangles (cm 21x13). I saved all the parts with prints and letters, because my purpose was to have those simple (but cute!) designs in my notebook. I cutted also a part of a cereals box to make a strong cover:
Time to fold all the rectangles in two:
The sewing machine is the right tool to fix fabric to the cover (zigzag stitches); I used a green fabric I really like (expecially for slippers):
My sewing machine is strong and I can use it to bind the notebook:
TA-DAA! A little recycled notebook is ready to be filled!
I'm not sure how I will use it.
I'm still writing on my old pocket moleskine (a few white pages remain); my project was to go on writing my thoughts on the Little Prince moleskine I bought last year in may! Uhm, I can't wait to use this one, so probably the little recycled notebook will be used for something else. It can become a little art journal, why not? I can experiment with (scary!) collages in small scale (ideal for me).
A little detail of the inside of the cover:
I couldn't resist to sign it with some of my handcarved stamps :)
I like this notebook, because:
- it's small, a good dimension for me
- it's recycled
- it has a lot of different tones of brown inside (and some white)
- the fabric cover is so soft!