This is one of my finished spreads. In my 2003 diary, I noted our then 19 year old had had her wisdom teeth out – hence the page about smiling and teeth.
The other page had a photo of cups and saucers, so I went with that theme and journalled about how much I love a good cup of cha, and how it seems to be a panacea for all sorts of troubles – well here in Oz anyway!
This is another page using my hand made rubber stamp. It is unfinished.
This page went to this:
The inspiration for the little house came from the latest Quilting Arts Magazine and these gorgeous fabric houses made and designed by Jacqueline deRuyter shown below.
I am definitely going to make some of these fabric houses one day. They are soooo cute.
The wish page is finished and the other page on the right is unrecognizable as this now, but still a work in progress.
This is my first ever handmade journal. I wanted to make a fabric covered journal using my own fabric collage pieces and my own papers. Seeing as I couldn’t find a tutorial for exactly what I was wanting, I had to wing it. There were many lessons learned, but ultimately I am very happy with it.
It is going to be for me, so I am just going to love all it’s little imperfections
The back The inside pages
The middle of the book showing the pamphlet stitch. I used a tutorial on You Tube by the generous and talented Diana Trout.
The link for pamphlet stitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6xGwU-UoJE
Until next time……………Dianne