My latest mini handmade paper project! I've actually made something from my handmade paper! Eeek! The matchbook itself is made from my lavender paper, and the paper sheets from cyclus (which I love). Instead of stapling the booklet together I punched holes in and tied with a piece of twine. I think they look quite cute! Perfect size for popping into your handbag.
I remember when I was a kid I use to go to the printers at the bottom of our road and spend my pocket money on little notepads that the printer made from off-cuts. There was nothing really special about them, they came in all sorts of different colours and sizes and were just glued together on one side - a bit like post-it notes. But this was long before post-it notes came on the scene, and the paper was a bit thicker too. I never wrote or drew on those notepads, it would have been sacrilege! I kept them in my bedroom, just to look at and feel the smoothness of the paper.
I suppose I have that same feeling again about making something from my handmade paper as I don't want to "spoil" it! But I am going to force myself to make things from it, after all that's why I made it in the first place isn't it?
More notepads are in the pipeline, and maybe I'll try my hand at bookbinding.