This week I finished filling my handmade Christmas journal with photographs, journaling and bits and pieces to remind me of this season. You can see the blank journal in this post, and here are some pictures of it filled with memories. I attached a piece of recycled gift bag to the front of the […]
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This past weekend I worked with the youth group at my church to make holiday cards for elderly and sick members of the congregation. I wasn’t sure how many of them had used rubber stamps before, especially the teen boys, so I made a few simple cards to give them some ideas. And came up […]
Here’s a peek at this year’s holiday journal. It’s a super simple binder ring construction that measures 6″ x 9″. The covers are book board covered with patterned paper and the inside pages are a mixture of patterned paper, tags, envelopes and plain pages. The opening page contains one of my favorite quotes by Rainer […]
We put our little Christmas tree up this weekend. And I played with Instagram on my early Christmas present to myself a new iphone. Happy holidays!
I’ve recently come across some adorable gifts for my fellow vintage book lovers – enjoy! Beautiful photographic print from f2images called In The Study ($8). Rustic Word Earrings ($22), created by Paper Memoirs. Vintage Book iPhone Charger ($68), designed by Rich Neeley and sold at Anthropologie. Vintage Book Snowman ($22), made by HiButterfly.
I was cleaning out the spare bedroom last week and came across an old travel journal from 2005 documenting a family vacation in Vermont. All the wonderful memories from that trip came flooding back to me when I read it – it was such a gift stumbling across it unexpectedly. The Double Dip In a […]
I tried another book binding method figuring that it didn’t look too challenging – Japanese Stab Binding. Boy was I wrong! The covers were created with book board covered with scrapbooking paper and black book cloth plus waxed linen thread. I used the following two videos by Paul Baumgartner as my main resource. The […]
A few weeks ago I posted a vintage postcard album I made with a binding called single sheet sewing using an exposed coptic stitch. I decided to make another one using modern postcards that are blank on one side so it could function as a notebook or journal. The front and back covers have two […]
Happy weekend! I’ve been wanting to learn how to create books using the coptic binding method for ages. A local art school normally runs a class each Fall and I’ve been looking on their site all summer for the class schedule. But don’t you know, they’re not offering it this season. So, I a few […]
I have a show next weekend, The Village Arts and Music Project organized by 3 Rivers Arts based here in Groton. It’s on September 9th from 12:30-5:30pm on Massachusetts Ave in West Acton, MA. I’ve been busy creating journals and notebooks for the show, here are a few I made last night. They are pamphlet […]