a few friends of mine have a deep appreciation for and often collect antiques. as belated Christmas presents, i decided to make them “new” journals by using old books that i found at my favorite spot to source beautifully-aged wares. i carefully cut out the inside, found new paper to suit the inside of their journals, and then re-bound them to create a brand new blank book for them to fill with ideas, words and drawings. below are pictures from just one of the finished journals. several years ago, while in college, i decided to make my first journal, and i have loved using the basics of book-binding in so many different ways since then. here’s to crafting!