Onr of the commissions I really enjoyed last year was making a plain book. It was going to be used to paste in many postcards with good luck greetings to a lady who was retiring. So it needed to be big, and it needed to be thicker at the spine than at the opening edge, so that when the postcards were added it would lie flat.
It was so thick that the holes for sewing the spine were drilled through the paper - not an easy task (as the discarded version one demonstrated!)
I was pleased with it in the end, and I think the recipients were too.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.