Yesterday, my niece and I spent a thoroughly fabulous morning working on an accordion book centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I taught her how to cover boards for the first time. She was so eager – there was glue flying all over the place.
Seriously. I had to tell her to slow down because glue drops were getting all over the table.
It was awesome.
My niece picked out the papers herself. For the cover paper, we used a handmade paper by Richard Langdell – it has cinnamon in it, which gives it a nice, earthy feel. For the endpapers, we used hand marbled paper by Rhonda Miller. The colors are really lovely.
I know my niece enjoyed the process because shortly after we woke up this morning, she told me that she wanted to make another book.
Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?