I am using Cover to Cover, by Shereen LaPlantz as one of my texts for this bookmaking study. The project here is taken directly from it.
I started by stitching together five four-page signatures to make a standard codex, then prepared a covers and a spine with davey board and mulberry paper. I added decorative end papers to the text block and used them to attach the cover. I used these papers and this method of construction so that his book can be my garden journal. I like to keep a record of which plants are where, what color palettes I use in different corners of the garden, and so forth so that in the deep dark winter months I can do some dreaming and accurate planning. Until now, my garden journals have been handwritten and drawn in colored pencil or watercolor, but I just may add some photographs this time around.