A while ago, at our local recycling centre, I came across an old ring-binder folder filled with papers and cards. Only two pages inside had been used. On one was written 'tomato crop report, 1945' and on the other, a half-written sponge cake recipe.
I had to take the folder home, and decided to re-use the papers to make some notebooks. I used the collages I did the other day to make the notebook covers, and then just trimmed and folded lots of different kinds of paper to make the pages. I used my sewing machine and an industrial-sized needle to sew the pages together. Easy peasy.
The notebooks were a fun project on many levels, (I love cutting and matching papers- hmm, a closet scrapbooker perhaps?) not least because I could use up all sorts of favourite bits and pieces that were cluttering up my workroom. I used plain white paper for most of the pages, with offcuts of graph paper, fallen-out pages from old books, maps and drawing paper. I think they would make good Christmas gifts, too. Might be handy for jotting down shopping lists and stray poems.