To say I like making stuff is an understatement.
I was walking through the farmer’s market to one of my favorite restaurants for lunch a couple weeks ago when I noticed that a local map store was open. I never happen by when it’s open but have always loved maps. A table outside had a pile of books for sale, and this one caught my eye:
I wanted to do something to keep the pages from getting squished and crinkled. In addition, the back of my mind recalled a suggestion I heard once about putting book covers on travel books because nothing screams “TOURIST!” quite like carrying a guide book. Win-win!
I started by cutting a piece of paperboard to the same size as the book and taping it on.
It’s also helpful on this side of the ocean, where having your nose in a travel book leads to lots of people wanting to ask you questions you may not feel like answering yet. Like my boss who is still unaware of my secret plot to move abroad… Hey, he’s only been here two months. Not sure I’m ready to break the news that I might abandon him.