by Lesley Hobbs 

As the owner of a rather impressive collection (read far too many!) of Moleskine notebooks, I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity of making my own. Under the inspiring (and patient) tutelage of Senseless Art proprietor Rachel PSmith, my three fellow bookbinding students and I all walked out with two handcrafted leather notebooks after a 3-hour laughter-filled Saturday afternoon, 13 April. You can’t tell from the accompanying photos, but it seems I’m a natural at hammering down accurately on pin headed nails. There’s possibly a story in there somewhere and I have just the notebook in which to jot down my ideas…