My task this week was to create a gratitude journal from an old book. I looked around the house, but could not bear the thought of using any of MY books.
So off to Goodwill, I went, in search of the perfect sized book.
I found two candidates and $1 later, I was off to begin this journal making process.
I have no pictures of the destroying of the book phase...too afraid of
The last four days at work have been grueling, there was something about gutting that poor little book that appealed to me on a primal level
Here the book is gutted and almost beyond repair...oops!
I broke out my trusty DUCK...don't leave home without it...tape.
Now to cover up that cover...I want it to look like a quilt...scavenging around I find some old quilt blocks. A quick seam or two...and a NOT so quick seam rip or two::looking at my sign in my studio: KEEP CALM AND GET THE SEAM RIPPER:: and viola
The cover looks good, now for the pages. I used a fold and interlocking page system to create my pages from some 6X6 scrapbook pages. I have seen on Pinterest (anyone else addicted to the sight..yep, heard an Amen waaaay in the back! I heard there is a support group for that...I am Cynthia, I have way too many boards and too many ideas and I am not afraid to buy that paint!! Just sayin') journals with the pages sticking out the top and sides, but my OCD side would not let me, so I gave them a quick haircut:)
Here is a pic after I hot glued and duck taped my pages
Looks great except it keeps flopping open..added two buttons and a hair tie
the flat button works well on the back and the pretty shank button is perfect for the front.
Ahhh! Another one of my weaknesses revealed..buttons..love 'em always have.
Well, there you have it! My homemade out of a ::gasp:: old book. I love it, it feels good in my hand, it is small enough I could tuck it in my bag and it has just the right amount of vintage appeal