I have been on a mini art book binge lately! I am obsessed with little journals with embellished spines. However I am not patient enough to learn how to weave and sew these books- coptic stitch is so tricky! So I took the cheaters way out and purchased The Cinch. It’s a great tool and a fun way to make a spiral bound notebook. For the Bird Book and the three heart books, I created the covers using my art and applied it all to a wood cover. For the tie, I used sari silk ribbon. The spiral bind makes it go together so quickly! For the Crow book and the Red and Green books, I used a paint chip sample to cover the spine and used the binding holes to tie on some embellishments. These books don’t open very wide which makes it more difficult to write in but they look nicer than the spiral binding. I’ve posted some pics of my other handmade books here.