I decided to make a journal just for me, one which has meaning and one which i WILL use.
Being a crafter I keep alot so called rubbish but they are items/scraps which mean something to me and get saved for a special reason.
I am very lucky to have such great friends who are kind to me and give me items which, again, i like to save for a special purpose.
This journal contains many of these special scraps and treasures.
It was a great way to practise my long stitch binding and learn from mistakes:
-if you don't have a long enough piece of hemp cord it will not stretch or become long enough so cut another length.
-check your patterned papers aren't upside down BEFORE threading.
A & C a piece of scrap paper.
2 boy characters have been taken from a piece of fabric given to be by a lovely Folksy seller: xBAGS OF LOVEx
There is a tiny heart brad but it isn't visible amongst the spots.
a tester for my new skill: buttonholes.
INSIDE FRONT COVER:
coloured doilies involved a trip to Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thechipchopshop
-yellow: Felt BOT made by Charlie
-blue: label from Alfie clothing
-red: button from my brothers Pjs
"love you more" is a phrase we say alot in our house.
INSIDE BACK COVER:
papers used as endpapers are all double sided and are part of a gift bundle from my good friend Ros (http://lets1eepingdogslie.blogspot.com/)
have been waiting for the perfect project to use them.
CLOSE UP OF INSIDE BACK COVER:
-red leather heart: Pap was shoe maker and have ALOT of love for these special people
-deckchair fabric: Back Garden memories
-happy definition: MANY MANY HAPPY memories
-photo: My NAN & PAP
Not a day goes by I don;t miss these 2 very special people.
this journal is a monster!
It has 6 signatures each with 20 plain white pages and patterned endpapers.
ALOT of work and fun.
Thank you for looking and sharing this with me :o))