What can you make out of bits and bobs such as these? The answer is an expanding sketchbook journal - and the lovely thing about it is that you can incorporate whatever takes your fancy.
I was commissioned to make this particular binding in lovely neutral papers and I find the resulting journal very pleasing, tactile and intriguing at the same time.
It is in fact a type of concertina binding as you can see, with Codex sewn into both the mountain and the valley folds of the pleated spine. The ribbon is added to give some stability and to stop in from expanding completely out of control!
Although you can, of course keep adding to it as you wish by sewing in extra drawings or collaging more or less indefinitely.
This one includes double pages for landscape drawings/images,
little envelopes for keeping your treasures safe,
and sewn pocket flaps for tucking in any interesting small items.
My hope for this little journal is that is will be well used and well loved, and that it will become more and more precious as it is further customised and personalised. It's a far cry from Moleskine, but me I kind of prefer it.