Well hello, November. What are you doing here already -- would you please wait outside?
I've probably mentioned this before but I am a huge scribbler and doodler -- ideas come to me whenever they feel like it (mid-conversation, while asleep/reading/making pancakes/eating pancakes) so I always like to jot them down in my sketchbook before the thought evaporates completely.
Occasionally they even turn into something. From this...
This (fascinating, I'm sure) process has run off the road a bit since I filled the final page of my sketchbook some time ago. Now I'm in the habit of firing off ideas onto whatever happens to be in my path like an old grocery list (usually written on the back of an envelope) or a random post-it note.
I have a growing stack of these bits and pieces fluttering around so I finally took a moment to look on etsy for a new sketchbook. And of course, I'm kind of picky. Has to be a certain size, wirebound only please because I'm a lefty and of course, interesting to look at.
Here's what I ended up with.*
Repurposed from an old book with some of the original pages left intact and then filled with recycled sketchbook pages. Love. It.
Also looks nice against my $2.50 vintage feedsack quilt top. Love it too.
*from Portland, OR-based etsy seller sparrowtracks