While preparing journals for my shoppe last week, one book just didn’t make the cut, only because I couldn’t bear to part with it. It has all the colorful 70’s kitschiness that makes my heart sing.
And sing it did…
I just put it together this morning, and I have already finished 4 pages in it!
That has to be some kind of record, especially since I have the whole tribe coming over this weekend, including my son from S. Korea!
The house is supposed to be ready for company…ooops!
I almost skipped the pocket page, but I kept finding cuteness to stuff in it!
That library pocket on the right is from a journal I had repurposed. Thank goodness it finally found a home, it kept sticking to things!
Part of the reason I wanted to get going on this journal is because I have changed up how I make them. I wanted a prototype to work on before popping them into my shoppe.
Two Budgies heckling the neighbor boys while the bear and duck crack up! If you read “Delightful” and “Charming” with a hint of sarcasm, and a parrot voice, you’ll get what I mean.
I try to work with the illustrations as much as I can without covering them up. Also, I want to start working with my back log of storybook images, sometimes they can be a bit daunting, but this one worked out pretty well.
I finally got the old sewing machine out! A doubtful photo, but what I did was sew the sides of a mini file folder up, and adhered it to the page.
Hmmm…it seemed cuter in person. I’ll have to work on that! Maybe I should go around the edges with a black sharpie for contrast.
Oh well, a large journaling card or memorabilia can go in there.
Ah, my favorite! Love in bloom! Mice make my heart sing, so cute!
I didn’t realize, until the page was put together, that it looked like the mouse was falling in love with that cute blonde, so sweet!
So, there you have it. I absolutely love working in this journal, and I hope other people feel the same way when I put them in my shoppe!
Once again, thanks for popping in,
Have a Happy Mother’s Day if it applies,
See you next week,