Monday, September 03, 2007

Recycled notebook

There's something very therapeutic about the 'position swish remove' cycle of my little paper trimmer. This weekend I've put it to good use recycling odds and ends for a little handmade notebook.

It's got some redundant computer print out, reversed kiddy scribbles, yellow legal pad, hotel notelets, envelope interiors and anything else suitable I laid hands on as I sorted through our paperwork this weekend.

Cover is a vintage effect postcard from Northlight and know-how is courtesy of a great tutorial over at Five and a Half.
Lists could be a great deal more fun round here for a while.

13 comments:

Angel Jem said...

I like it. It has the benefit of being green and not commercial!

dottycookie said...

Argh, no, another project I have to try! One day I will learn self control, but probably not anytime soon.

That's very pretty though and a brilliant idea for using up children's rejected scribblings though!

heidicrafts@gmail.com said...

I love it! I need a new list pad for work and this is just the ticket!

capello said...

how'd you bind it?

(very cool.)

www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

Yes...a marvellous idea! I love it. Must try it. After 101 other things. (Like eating and sleeping...not much going on apart form stressing over back to school swap! You got all yours sorted?)

Love the idea of using the backs of the kids drawings...that will be fab.

samantha said...

Unfortunately Miss L is not happy about me cutting up her old drawings - so only a4 size pads for us! great idea.

Junie Moon said...

What a great project--not expensive, recycles materials, and is clever, too. Thank you so much for the idea and the links.

julie said...

thanks for the link to the brilliant project - sounds like fun. Love your finished notebook.

kirsten said...

love, love, love, love, love, love that idea, ali!
that turned out so cute!
and thanks for the tutorial link - i will definitely be making some of these!

Gemma said...

Now that is exellent!! Must get G to bring some glue home from school!

Ragged Roses said...

Thanks for this, a great idea. If I ever emerge from the mountain of washing that has piled up over the holidays I will give it a go.
Kim x

monica said...

I'm impressed, and slightly envious of your paper cutter. Although... what's a positions swish remover thingy?

hannah said...

what a nice idea, i have seen similar pads before, but i love how you used a postcard as a cover, nice and small, i might have to try making one too