Another journal

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.

Anselm's journal

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.

inside pocket of journal

It has an inside pocket made of the same painted paper.

pocket on signature

And another pocket on the inside signature.

signatures inside journal

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…..

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10 Responses to Another journal

  1. Pearl May 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    Liz this is awesome!!!! very LOTRish….

  2. Sue B May 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    It looks awesome Liz!

  3. sixsisters May 15, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    You did a fantastic job on this Liz ! It does remind
    me of LOTR like Pearl said. I am sure he will like
    it very much.

  4. Ruth Lane May 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    Wonderful! I love the colors.

  5. Sue May 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm #

    Lovely work, Liz – DS1 is a lucky lad. The other 2 will want their own, now.

    Did you hear me shouting “Hello, Liz!” from Clevedon Pier? Come to think of it, maybe that’s why I’ve lost my voice!

  6. Liv May 16, 2008 at 1:15 am #

    Very nice!

  7. Jean Levert Hood May 16, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Liz, I just love that brown paper bag technique!

  8. sandy May 16, 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    Liz you have been busy … I love the brown paper bag books … great job

  9. Erin May 18, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    That journal is amazing! Better be carfeul, you’ll have your entire family asking for one for the next holiday 🙂

  10. lotta helleberg May 21, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    What a lucky boy. It is just beautiful!