Friday, 11 January 2013

'Waterproof' birdwatching notebook

I'll be needing a new birdwatching notebook soon so I made myself this one from scrap paper, the shiny cover of an out of date glossy report and a couple of scraps of elastic. The shiny card should hopefully make it at least slightly shower-proof, an important consideration in the Scottish climate!

I've made it for practicality, not beauty so the elastic is untidily knotted but can easily be un-knotted and retied when I've used up all the paper and want to add more paper.  


9 comments:

Bill said...

"Is there no end to your accomplishments?" as Ellie Andrews said to Peter Warne.

Seriously, clever and quite attractive.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Fortune favours the prepared mind - this obviously came into play when you created this Juliet - you've been out in the rain whilst bird watching too many times to let it worry you.

Ms Sparrow said...

What a great idea for something serviceable and thrifty!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanka for your comments, and Weaver, yes, indeed, and my current, supposedly waterproof notebook isn't waterproof at all!

Friend of the Animals said...

Looks good to me!

Geraldine said...

Great idea for your book and what a great hobby bird-watching is!

I only wish we saw more varieties of birds, here in Interior BC. I usually get my fill of furry friends, around the blogs instead. :<)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Good design!
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Maybe put the pages using "Write in the Rain" paper

Lori Lipsky said...

Resourceful, clever, and creative, Juliet.

bunnits said...

great idea!