Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Put Together Journals!




Yes! I have been a busy bee putting together the pages - over 120 - for these five new journals. [480 pages if you count like they do in books] The covers are no longer empty. They are real journals now. The scraps have been flying through my sewing machine. I am taking Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day class online and having a blast. This past weekend I took a couple of hours and sewed these five journals together. Whew! Now, I just have to personalize them as I journal through them.

The largest is 9 inches by 6 inches. I really like the amount of space that this size give you. Particularly if you are going to use photographs or have a lot to say! The three middle journals are 6 inches by 6 inches. They feel nice in the hand are easy to throw in a bag to go. The top journal is only 5 inches by 5 inches. The pages are much smaller but I am thinking this will make a great quote and list journal. Only one more to go and I will have the original six covers filled and completed.

13 comments:

Deborah said...

Gasp!!!!

Diane said...

Don't you just love how the journals look stacked up. They are all simply beautiful.

Diane said...

Elizabeth, Okay, you just answered my question on where you got the journals :), but if I wanted to just purchase one (because I know I will never assemble one)--do you have any suggestions?

NancyB said...

Oh my! All the pages all the journals...gorgeous! I am in journal heaven looking at all of them!! Can't wait to get started in this class...just need to get that one quilting foot that my sewing machine did NOT come with lol ordering that today! Hope my pages look as lovely!! xoxo

LP Vintage said...

That's it - I'm going to lock myself into my attic work space and not come out until I've got 5 or 6 journals done so I can stack them up like yours and stare at them!!! Yours look absolutely beautiful - great job!!

Terri Kahrs said...

**Thud!** (Sound of jaw dropping and hitting floor!)

WOW! You sure have been a busy bee, Elizabeth! Seeing these journals stacked one upon the other is a visual treat. They're amazing! I see you've posted some pictures in additional posts, so I'm off to salivate - I mean enjoy! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Janet Ghio said...

Wow-there are five, not three! Love all the threads and stuff hanging off! I have seen mary ann's online class. Looks interesting!!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

WOW, have you ever been busy!

Sherri said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I am in awe at all that you have accomplished with such slendor - thank you for sharing.

Dianne said...

these journals are wonderful! very inventive use of assorted papers, images & fabric...not sure I'd be able to write on them! Have fun with it!

Dawn said...

eeeeeeeeee!
Lovin' those journals!
I have two in progress...and want to do more, more more!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Found you through Mary Ann.

Jeanne said...

Wowee-kazowee Elizabeth! I can't believe all the ROD journals you have created! Your putting me to shame. I'd better get going on mine. Thanks for all the inspiration!
xo
jeanne

artrato3 said...

wonderful Journals!
Lee