This handmade book was inspired by an article by Jeannine Stein in the March/April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors - "Books with a Repurpose". In this article, Jeannine shows how to use recycled materials (postcards, food packaging, greeting cards, etc.) to make hand sewn books.
The covers of this book are made from large playing cards and the pages are security envelopes, sheet music and plain paper. I didn't have any book cloth for the spine, but I had a long strip of sturdy zebra printed cloth generously given to me years ago by a member of Canadian Stamp Talk, and it seemed to work fine.