I hope you had a nice weekend. I spent two full days working on this journal and I'm almost finished...almost.I still need to do the closure. I'm going to use this hand dyed pink velvet square. I'm going to hand sew a button hole, then hand stitch and bead it. I like this vintage button for it.I'm going to add it to the edge of the back cover like this...I hope I don't have to redo the stitching on the spine. I haven't put in the holes for the signatures yet - I'm hoping I'll be able to avoid the thread from the stitching. I still want to add buttons or beads but I'm not going to do that until after the holes are in so I can see what I have to work around.I didn't change the back
But I did add a little more beads and sequins to this block.I'm going to sew the signatures in today and finish that closure and it will be boxed and ready to ship. I'm going to be sad to see this one go - I really love it. I'm off to the doctor with Molly - I think she has strep...ugh. Happy Monday!
Here are some of the pages from the signatures. It has 2 signatures each with 15 pages. In this journal I added some of these little card stock cards. It makes a nice place to write on the dark paper.
And I added some recycled billing - security - envelopes. I like the crinkly sound they make.
I put the little envelopes in this one too.
I attached little squares for writing on some of the dark pages.
I like to use glitter paper in these journals, but they wouldn't really work for writing so I added a page from one of my vintage Winnie The Pooh books.
With a clear pocket over it.
I added a lot of these pockets too.
I love this page from another vintage book. It's a little village scene. I wish I had remembered to scan it into my computer first. I really love it. I hope I can take a better photo of it before I mail this off.