au jour le jour

I’m super happy with my new handmade sketchbook, constructed with covers from an old French textbook. I plan to use it as a perpetual journal à la Lara Gastinger, with one spread per week, added to over the next four or five years.

Au jour le jour means “day by day”, which seems perfect for a sketchbook. Though perhaps it could really be titled de semaine en semaine (“from week to week”) or tout au long de l’année (“throughout the year”). Regardless, I’m excited to start recording my nature observations in this book.

2 thoughts on “au jour le jour

  1. Beautiful! I love your method of using the cover of an old textbook — how did you bind the signature booklets into it, with stitching or elastic “travel” journal style? I love making journals, but haven’t tried using an old cover, but now I’m inspired!

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    1. I first stitched and trimmed my new text block. It was thicker than the original book so I cut the covers away from its spine and glued them to my endpapers front and back. Then I wrapped a piece of leather around to make a new spine.

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