Valentine’s Day Present pt. 1

Kev and I like to say we fell in love in Book Making class. Nerdy I know. Well, I fell in love with more than just Kev in that class. I LOVE making books. Just like Mary Katherine Gallagher would say “I love it, I love it, I love it!” I have made some sort of book for Kev for almost all of our special anniversaries and holidays over the past 6 (almost 7) years of being together. I think this was one of the very first for him. I made it for Valentine’s Day for him in I think 2005.

I love a book covered in book cloth. Especially when it is screen printed. I was so proud of how it came out. The binding, screen printing and construction came out so good. The pages were filled with art, inside jokes, some of our screen printing projects and doodles that we had made each other. I save everything, so I was able to scan in some drawings that Kev had made me to use in the book as well.

  1. Oh I just adore this!!! It’s like a modern take on a scrapbook. What a fantastic gift!

  2. I need to take a book making class! Especially if I get to fall in love while taking it. 🙂

  3. Amazing and beautiful. Is there any possibility you would considering doing a DIY Valentine’s Day Book post? Would be great for us non-professionals looking for a sweet (unexpensive) valentine’s gift. Just a thought 🙂

  4. That’s amazing, Jen! You are so talented.

  5. Would love to know how to make this as well! I’ve considered making my own guest book for my wedding, but it seems like a daunting task! 🙂 This is super adorable!

  6. This is seriously beautiful! I would absolutely love to take a book making class but I have no clue where I would find such a thing!

    P.S. I just now noticed I am not on the runner list pdf you sent me.. just fyi 😀

  7. I would love to know how to do this! How would one, stranded in a small town, learn such a thing?

  8. I just found your blog today! and boy am i glad i did! I feel so inspired by everything in here! The outfits you put together are absolutely amazing! and the little one is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your life with us 🙂

  9. You guys are so adorable! I love these – totally makes me wish i could make books

  10. Jen this is such a lovely idea! I wish I knew how to do all of that.. i mean, art is fine, but BOOK MAKING! I didnt even know that there was such a thing! The cover is my favourite part! .. Im totally off to etsy and see if you can purchase personalised diary versions! xxx

  11. this is absolutely lovely!

  12. Rebecca •

    This is wonderful! I wish there was a book making class near me! I would love to see how you made this.

  13. This is SO well done, SO thoughtful, and SO creative!

  14. I love cloth bound books… They are always so beautiful and the feel of them is wonderful. How amazing to be able to make them!

  15. love it! you’re one talented chica!

  16. Lovely. PLEASE if you could give ANY insight on how to make these… it would be most appreciated! What a wonderful/fun idea! There are always so many little funny moments that I wish I could remember and this is the perfect way to reminisce over them…

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