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Dos-a-dos His/Hers/Ours Goals Journal

September 18th, 2010 by Nikki Smith

Finishing this His/Hers/Ours Goals journal has been one of my artistic goals this summer! =)

Dos-a-dos Goals JournalThis is a completely handmade dos-a-dos journal, using acid-free paper, bound with a variation on the Centipede binding style over raised supports.  It lays flat for easy journaling.

Dos-a-dos Goals Journal: Side viewA dos-a-dos book (from the French meaning “back-to-back”) is a binding style where two (or more) books are joined back-to-back with the fore edge of one book next to the spine of the other, sharing a common back cover.

Dos-a-dos Goals Journal: Detail of bindingA detail view of the binding, showing the spine of the two outer journals, with the fore edge of the midde journal in between.

Dos-a-dos Goals Journal: Binding Close-up

I’ve entered this dos-a-dos journal along with two other handmade books (my Alphabet Caterpillar Book and my Mini Music Booklace) into the Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Search 2011.  As I was on a roll, I couldn’t resist upgrading it from a 2-in-1 his/hers journal to a 3-in-1 “his/hers and ours” journal.   Comments welcome!  The finalists will be announced September 27th…  Wish me luck!

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4 Responses to “Dos-a-dos His/Hers/Ours Goals Journal”

  1. This is FANTASTIC. I’m so impressed. I love it 🙂

  2. Allie Pausky says:

    Nikki,

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you, and I wanted to make sure you know how much I adored the rose you made for me as a graduation present. It’s been too long, I need to round up You & Joseph, along with your precious baby girl and my Parents and go have dinner sometime…lifes not the same without your riddles!

    – Allie

  3. I love this journal. The binding is very pretty.

  4. Robin Weidenbach says:

    This is absolutely wonderful!! Love, love, love it…The spines, the binding is just great, and SO pretty. If it were up to me– you’d win with this! The others are great too, love the caterpillar book! Great work! Thanks so much for sharing, gives us great inspiration.
    – Robin

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