Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Prepped and RTG!

wonders will never cease!
I've actually done it
prepped my journal
 sewn the pages in
 roll on December 1st!

I decided on an eyes shut photo of myself and Santa for my first page
I really do have soooo much paper stuff in my house
more than enough bits to use up
I like the idea of giving it all a new life
 I actually found the background paper applique quite a challenge
I'm used to painting, sanding and generally making a mess 
but I soon found my groove
this was such fun
I managed to make some clear pockets for photos
then of course sewed them in the wrong way up!!
think I'll be stapling the bottom shut
ah, the beauty of this project
anything goes!

23 comments:

Sue said...

Your journal looks fun....a lot of work putting it together.....looking forward to seeing it fill up throughout DEcember:)

Jenny said...

Wow Margaret... looking great... and just love that first pic of you... so sweet, even with your eyes shut:))

Have a happy day
Jenny x

at-the-attic said...

so beautiful!!

JeanFB said...

Wow! Your pages are gorgeous - good for you, being done and ready to go!! A beautiful December Daily creation.

Karen said...

Oh Margaret...I adore your journal!!!! Really sorry to read that you have been poorly, hope you are on the mend now my lovely xxx

Dianne Adams said...

Your work is always amazing but this is beyond amazing. How I'd love to see it in person!

Joanna said...

This is lovely, and as Diane says, I'd love to see it in person.

That is such a sweet eyes shut photo of you and Father Christmas.

x

Sherry Edwards said...

Your journal is absolutely fabulous Margaret - love it!

Your photo with Santa is so sweet and makes the perfect blog header x

Dorthe said...

What a cute photo- and a wonderful journal- so fantastic done.
Dorthe

Jenxo said...

wow Margaret, this is just gorgeous and you are so cute , look forward to seeing your complete pages...

Sandy Ang said...

Wonderful Dec Daily journal !

ale said...

l love what you say margaret..everything goes.. and l also say...every adorable thing goes!! how lovly and how inspiring for our hearts to receive this christmas with all our hearts!!!! lovely lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! muchos,muchísimos besos for you margaret!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suz said...

i love your journal! Pure joy!
Thank you, dear Margaret, for your kind words.
Big hugs,
Suz

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Margaret. This journal is awesome. I love making these types of journals. I don't journal but I love to make them. I am so impressed with yours, though. It is so much nicer than most of the ones I've made. Way to go.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

...and another WOW from me!! Your work is so inspiring M, Your journal looks stunning, great pic to use for your first page too! Will look forward to see how it evolves
Jan x

Тётя Трот said...

Wonderful Journal!!!!

Jill said...

I took Mary Ann's class and have yet to make a journal but I've used her techniques to do a few pages and post cards. I'm happy you're better and so happy for you that you accomplished this!! December will be a treat for you to fill it out. I realized that once again I don't have an advent calender ready to go. That darn slipping by...

~*~Patty S said...

what a treasure this is ALREADY!!!

it will be great fun seeing the pages

Love your Santa blog header...I see your youngins in you!
oxo

Fabric Art said...

Oh Margaret your christmas journal looks so wonderful, love everything about it and I also love the photo of you and Santa.
Hugs Anni

Alisa Noble said...

Oh my gosh... I LOVE it! And I really needed this inspiration today. I'm still trying to get my Dec. journal together and just sat and stared at it yesterday for way too long.

kandeland said...

your journal looks awesome!! what fun it will be to play in! thanks for showing us the peeks. Wishing you a very happy December, xo natalea

Halle said...

Totally in love with yours! Great bits and pieces you've included.

Catharina Maria said...

Your journal is beautiful .
Love the pages that you are showing !
Love ♥RINI♥