Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HANDMADE JOURNALS


A journal can be filled with thoughts, goals, art, moments in time to remember and cherish.
  A journal captures the small everyday happenings that can easily be forgotten if they
 are not written or recorded in some way.
I made myself a large stack of journals, each one is different and unique.  
 The generic, lined journals I had purchased to write in, sat unfilled on the shelf. 
 I needed something that would draw me to it, enticing me to fill the pages.
 This journal has a peacock theme running through out.


I chose to use papers that reflect the beautiful colors of a peacock, blues, greens, purple,
 and turquoise.


Torn pages from old calendars can be added.


Note cards, glued in and embellished, add interest.


Loose papers can be held in with craft-sized clothes pins, or large paper clips.



It is bound together by punching 5 equal distanced holes, and threading cotton twine through the holes.  I will fill the journal with thoughts, things I am grateful for, hopes, dreams, doodles, recipes, and moments in times that will someday be a treasured memory.


One of the journals I made into my 2017 calendar


Simply draw in the months of the year.


Extra papers for notes or lists of things to do.  Envelopes are glued in, slip in important receipts or mementos.


Use a unique, hand-made journal to record your travels and wanderings.

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