astrid lindgren, bullerby, and my love for sweden

sitting still and reading a book was a nightmare for me. As a child, I hated reading, it just was boring. I was much more into romping around outside. And then, Astrid Lindgren and bullerby (the six bullerby children) appeared in my life…the book was far too thick…a present…I started to read discontentedly and at…

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do you know tea-bag?

Today, I am writing about a book, not one which I have bound myself, but a novel by Henning Mankell. My first book of him was a crime fiction with Kurt Wallander…what else?! Meanwhile, crime fiction and thrillers are too exciting for me, can’t sleep afterwards. But Henning Mankell has also written other novels, The…

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easy binding of a small book

Tomorrow, I will be at a book binding workshop by Paige Evans. I want to learn this “coptic stitch”. For a relatively long time, I had respect for binding a book or booklet…and meanwhile I realized that it is relatively easy…more easy than I thought. At least when you do it without this “magic stitch”….

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book-binding of my note-book

When I started to think and plan about details of a…well…my blog, I wrote down the ideas and data on several sheets of paper. With the increasing amount of sheets it was obvious that I need some sort of ordered format for them. Didn’t I have somewhere a book-binding set, which I bought a while…

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