I spent many years making handmade books. I love details and hidden pockets and dimensional folds. My books frequently incorporated things like collage or thread or wire or found object embellishments. When I had my daughter, I found that I no longer had the hours needed to immerse myself in glue up to my elbows and disappear uninterrupted. I picked up embroidery thread and a needle. Something that can be picked up and put down for every hiccup, snack, boo boo or question without too much trouble.