I had to let you see the journal that started it all.
The one I made a for a very special friend. She was my pick for the FAB secret Santa gift exchange (BTW, this one measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) .
For the journal’s cover and inner lining I used two different rust batik fabrics that cover hard binder boards on the inside.
Judy’s journal contains 4 signatures ( see I know bookbinding speak now…cool huh?), filled to the brim with beautiful writing paper, 90 lb water colour paper (cause I know she loves to paint), 70 lb bristol drawing paper and funky scrapbook papers.
The signatures are hand sewn to the spine and, for fun, I tied a fringe of colourful ribbons to the stitching and glued down four large beads on the front.
The journal when closed is wrapped with a caramel coloured suede cording attached at the back cover. Love this kind of closure!
I so hope she enjoys using it cause I sure had fun making it for her.
Happy Journaling !
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,