Unfortunately I can't find a local course and at the moment travelling or staying over for a non local course isn't an option.
I love making my notebooks but I also want to have other options and sell variations of journals.
These are 2 Folksy shops which I love and often drop by just to marvel at their talent, gaze at, and admire their work, all whilst wishing that my skills were that good.
I have the basic stitches but the problem is how to start and finish. After alot of studying books, videos and blogs etc. Decided today was the day I would put all my findings together.
It's a Bank Holiday with lovely weather so the hubby and toddler are both in the garden, so off to practise...practise...practise...armed with string (because I have ALOT going spare) and scrap paper.
I know there are some mistakes but the basics are there and I am happy with my first (botched) attempt.
EDIT: Thank you Jools :o)
I contacted this lady to ask if it was okay to mention her fantastic shop on my blog and not only did she say yes but also messaged me with some great helpful tips and advice. Blogging is a great tool for shy people to meet new crafters.