We visited the Eden Project while we were on holiday this year.
It’s not the first time our family has visited but I don’t think you can ever tire of this amazing place and it’s always very special to introduce people (the friends we went with) who have never been before to a place you love.
I did a serious amount of shopping in the two shops at Eden and came home with a large and very attractive paper carrier bag. I’d also treated myself to a bar of Willie’s Cacao in Stein’s Deli in Padstow which came in a lovely little cardboard sleeve. I couldn’t bear to put either of them in the recycling, so…
I cut the top and bottom out of the chocolate box to make a set of covers and then started to cut the carrier bag into pages.
The paper worked out quite nicely with almost no offcuts into four signatures of four folded pages each.
Incidentally, the starry terracotta balls in the background are night light holders which I fell in love with and bought at Eden. The four signatures sat very nicely inside the cardboard cover…
… and I decided to attach them with a beaded long stitch binding in variegated silk thread.
I like that some of the pages still have the zigzag edges of the top of the bag.
A vintage button, silk buttonhole thread and red ribbon closure.
The finished book.
That was so much fun!!