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!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

sneak peek and a journal

I'm just in time for the QB5 Xmas swap
just a sneak peek of a little something on it's way to the gals
more later...
during my 'getting better time' I treated myself to an online course
Remains of the Day from Mary Ann Moss at Dispatch from LA
and what treat it was!!
 loads of inspiring vids in a truly watchable style
every year I say I'm going to do a December journal
well here it is! 
 inside cover
 now the work really begins
I have to sew my scrap pages together
and get them stitched in
 I'll finish the spine with a piece of vintage gold braid and a tassle
 a great opportunity to use up all those bits lying around
the journal doesn't require a huge amount of writing
so I'll think I'll just about  beable to manage it!