This is very clever!

Chalkboard Book by etsy seller erinzam

(Seen on Poppytalk (who found it via SwissMiss)

Just too darn wonderful!

Note to self: Get out the Keith Smith books and learn how to do coptic stitch!  I mean, I bought Vol III Non-adhesive binding: Exposed Spine Sewings with the intention of getting this right… (although I bought mine years ago from Artisan Books – and their booklists have just been updated, yay!  [not that I’m buying anything. Nope. Not until we get some bills out of the way…])

(Although if I WAS in the financial position to be buying books, these two are definites:

[click images for links]

but sadly, boring things are eating up the small amount of discretionary income our budget allows.)