Traveling Skewer Book

©Anne Rita Taylor 2016
Taking a trip by car, boat or plane? During down time - you can think great thoughts or have interesting conversations with Questions from the Traveling Skewer Book.

Two pieces of handmade paper - 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
Two pieces of color coordinated paper -  5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
2 pieces of ribbon - 15 inches each
Twelve questions to ask while traveling - see below.

Prepare two signatures: 
One piece of handmade paper and one piece of coordinated paper each.
Punch holes in both signatures an inch from the top and bottom.

Place a skewer inside each signature.
Thread the ribbon from the outside into the first signature, around the skewer and out.
Repeat for the second signature using the same ribbon.
Snug up the ends, creating a tight tension.

Tie a knot, make a bow.
Repeat for the other hole.
Snip sharp ends of the skewers.

Use double sided tape to adhere
your questions, such as:
What do you daydream about?
What are your favorite crayon colors?
Did you have something funny happen on a trip?
Which author living or dead would you like to meet?
What would you like to sell in a TV commercial?
What do you miss the most when away from home?

What was your all-time favorite vacation?
If you opened a restaurant what is your house specialty?
What's your favorite fast food meal?
Which would you give up - if you had to - pizza, hamburgers or hot dogs?
What would you perform in a talent show?
Would you rather live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco?

Actually I prefer Houston, Texas!

Skewer Books are quick to make! Interesting quotes you add inside make a nice gift too.


  1. Glad to see someone loves purple almost as much as I do.. great books.. love the texture of your paper with the inclusions

    1. Thanks! - Love purple - then I don't have to choose between pink or blue.

  2. Such fun papers and a wonderful idea!!

    1. Thanks Jean! I think travelers will hit the road soon!

  3. Love this! Paper making is definitely on my to learn list!

    1. Thanks Vicki! Paper making is now a lot easier with the Pour method.

  4. I love this idea :) It would be a fun book to make for kids while traveling and they could answer the questions while on the road. LOVE your handmade papers also, they are so beautiful.

    1. Thanks Donna! Yes, great for kids too!

    2. Love this book! The papers are fabulous! Maybe you will make me one for my Nov.
      Love and light,


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