There's bookmaking, and there's book making; both end up at the same depot. And we can have just as much fun getting there no matter the route we choose. This post is a sure fire simple dimple way with no stress or mess. My little bag of naked booklets is shrinking. Translation: Time to order more!
I ordered several in each color; I'm down to these now. Moleskins calls them note cards. I call them two page letters--four if you write front and back. They become little epistolary books! They're ideal for little letters, mail art, and lovely little cells for drawings or simple cartoons. The covers are fine plain or prettified. And, no matter how you choose to use them, they offer just enough space for you to communicate! If you have a dedicated pen friend, buy the same size Moleskins with many pages, and write back and forth until it's chock full. The last recipient gets to keep it. Then start again. Just take your time, make it special, do it once a month or for special occasions, and make someone happy.
Here's a closer view. See how easy it is?
The envelope is beautiful. It takes ink well, and the paper invites your touch. You'll address it in your prettiest hand, since it deserves nothing less than.
I made this one for another pen friend. Hmm. How to send it without crushing the little flower is the hard part. And sorry for the imperfect photos! The colors are much prettier. Natural light slips away just as I sit down to prepare a post. You'd think I'd remember to take pictures earlier by now. No matter.
Hey! But don't take my word about all the fun you'll find in creating your own epistolary booklets as gospel! Buy the petite Moleskine and see for yourself. Perhaps you will remember me, and send one of your lovelies my way?