I had an idea for a book I wanted to put together as gifts and thought it would be nice to make my own. I’ve found a remarkable amount of information and various ways online regarding how to do this. I made my first hardcover journal last night (pictures below). I’m not satisfied with the results (yes, I’m a bit of a perfectionist), but they’re not bad for the first time. I’m planning on using a few different methods to figure out which is best for me. Of course, the purpose of the book or its intende drecipient may determine the best method. For instance, for a recipe book, spiral might be best so it can lie flat, but a writing journal may be better with binding. There are many tools out there to make things easier, but since I have no money, I may have to use less-sophisticated methods to do some things. I’m not sure how to have lined pages unless I just print them, but that seems pretty tedious; it’s certainly doable, though. Like any new project, I’m excited and wanting to do everything at once. Also like a new project, the enthusiasm will last for so long, then I’ll move on to something else till I cycle back. (A cycle is usually 4-6 months at a time.) I'm excited to see where this leads.