When DS1 saw my journal (the last one I made, out of the brown paper), he asked if I could make him one. I finished it today. For this one, I used a brown grocery bag from the farmer’s market – it produces a coarser surface than the brown wrapping paper.
The leather tie is a shoelace! I couldn’t bear it as a shoelace; it kept coming undone. But as a journal tie, it is brilliant! The button is one I have had for ages: I think it was in my Nan’s button box. It was the one DS1 chose as a fastening and I think it looks really good.
It has an inside pocket made of the same painted paper.
And another pocket on the inside signature.
He wanted plain paper inside the journal.
He is on study leave at the moment because his GCSEs start next week, and DS2 has gone to France on a school trip so I have been all at sixes and sevens this week and this is the only thing I’ve got done. No printing for me:( Or stitching – apart from mending…..