Meanwhile she snatched up one of two journals I had made with Tomoe River paper. Click here for her review for the second journal.
Thanks Julie for the kind words and constructive tips.
Concerning the bookmark, I have since made my ribbons extend about an inch. You don’t need to be fishing for your bookmark. And as far as the elastic band goes, I have been experimenting with different elastic and different tensions. I chose the elastic for this book by taking apart a Leuctthurm 1917 journal and using the elastic that was closest to it. It’s a balance of aesthetics and function: a stronger band will last longer, but may put strain on the covers, eventually the flyleaf would start to come away from the cover.
I’m glad you loved it Julie!
I’m going to be getting some more of this fine paper and when I do, you’ll be the first ones to know. (hint…subscribe and really be the first to know!)