i used to make a lot of these address books. they're simple and not too costly. this style is called "simple artifact." the book is quite small, maybe 3 x 2 inches. i got the blanks from the paper source, and just cased them into polymer.
i love the paper source. so much paper! but they are starting to look a bit like a scrapbooking store. still, there are lots of bookbinding supplies, and i have three or four locations from which to choose when i shop. each has it's own merits. i took my first bookbinding course there and wondered what i had been doing with the rest of my life. why hadn't i been bookbinding all along? i've always loved journaling and was always searching for the perfect blank book. now i could make my own! and that's how it all started. i decided i didn't really enjoy glueing and thought the whole process would be easier with polymer clay. viola! something uniquely my own.
i'm beginning to get a bit of the creative spark back. soon i will get together with my student for private lessons. i'm so glad it's warming up!