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An Alternative Page Structure for a Japanese Stab Binding

This looks like a normal 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding, but it has a secret.

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A Possible Fan/Book

The title says “Possible” because I successfully made a fan/book that met my requirements this week, but I think it is only a solution and not necessarily the solution. I have continued working with the basic format that I showed … Continue reading

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Almost, but not really.

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan. July 7th is the official birthday of this blog. (Five years, thank you.) It is also the earliest date on which Tanabata —the Star Festival— is celebrated in Japan. Normally I post a … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Mini Turbine

This weekend marks what I think of as the real start of summer. School is out and people have a little more free time with national holidays, civic holidays, and vacations. It seems like a good time for another DIY … Continue reading

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Some Experimental Fan Book Structures

On Friday I posted two videos about fan making in Japan. Finding those videos and a few days of warmer than normal weather set me to thinking about fan books: not just books whose pages could be fanned out, but … Continue reading

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Road Trip (with knitting)

Early this week I finally put together my ‘good’ copy of the Magic Wallet.

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How to make a Magic Wallet

The idea for today’s post came to me when I noticed that this month’s challenge theme for #areyoubookenough is Memory. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to combine a magic wallet and a favourite quotation. A Magic Wallet is really … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: X-Book With Pockets

Tonight’s video shows how to make the X-Book With Pockets from Making handmade books : 100+ bindings, structures & forms by Alisa Golden.     I found the video on Bound In Edinburgh. This weekend you might want to spend … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, in North America at least, pretty much everyone is a little bit Irish today. Since I am still not talking about my current project, here’s a DIY St. Patrick’s Day card you can make. Start … Continue reading

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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … Continue reading

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