Sweetie and I celebrated our first anniversary by taking a class together: we made books! I contracted with my handmade-book-artist friend Tree to have a custom class where we could stitch together our own creations.
Anne Geddes poster to use as the front and back covers. The finished book size is 8-1/2" wide by 6" tall.
I looked online for directions to bind your own book, but I'm not sure I'd recommend trying anything without hands-on instruction. Tree is a fabulous, patient teacher, and comes with all sorts of supplies and equipment that I wouldn't want to have to purchase (two kinds of awls, a set of curved needles, bone folders, and glues for every possible purpose).
And I would show a picture of Sweetie's book, but she already shipped it off to her best friend as a birthday present. Easy come, easy go.
Isn't the second anniversary supposed to be about leather? Wonder what we'll do for that...