As I mentioned a couple of months ago, I joined a book club! We met for the first time a few weeks ago and discussed Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman. It was so much fun to get out of the house and meet up with a bunch of women who also love to read! We enjoyed stimulating conversation and laughed a lot as we recounted the story of Cee Cee living through the death of her crazy mom and then getting rescued by her generous Aunt Tootie and all her female friends. While it wasn't my favorite book (not even close!), I did come to appreciate it more and even like it a little bit more as we talked about it.
So what does all this have to do with a book band for my polka dot notebook? Well, as I read books I like to slap a sticky note on passages and quotes that I really like. After I finish a book, I flip back through the book and type them up. Problem was that they weren't organized. Scattered in different folders and what not, they weren't accessible. So I decided I would transfer them to a notebook and record new ones as I read.
So here's the how to and used what?
I dug through my stash of fold over elastic and found a piece that matched, wrapped it around my book and cut it an inch smaller than that, sewed it together and hot glued a chip board letter over the seam. All in one breath. That quickly.
I like it because it is thin and it won't fall off! I can keep it securely attached while I am jotting down notes. And if I want to slip a piece of paper in between the cover and first page, it won't fall out.
And I decided to write it all in cursive. For fun. I almost always write in manuscript, so this is a nice change. Plus there is something really lovely about flowing, connected letters and it reminds me of my mom.