Last night was the book making class at my friend Laurel's meetup group, with Pooja as the guest instructor. A few months ago I learned Japanese stab binding at one of Pooja's classes, and couldn't wait for her next appearance at Laurel's.
We covered bookboard with lovely handmade papers and then attached the long accordian-folded inner papers to each board.
Pooja suggested weighing the book down overnight before adding any embellishments to the covers. I did, and finished this morning.
I added an image with distress embossing powder (which doesn't show up much in the photo), then some contrasting papers, hardware and my initials. I just love it, and can't wait to do some more.