Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On the Worktable

I'm so enamored with my bullet journal that I felt compelled to make a new pouch to carry my pens in! I didn't have any zippers on hand so I made this simple, deep pouch with ribbon tie closure. I think I like this better- it can accommodate so much! At the same time, I can just roll down the top to  fit whatever I do have inside it and tie it up tight so it's not rattling around in my purse. The brown gingham is discreet, the aqua gingham lining is a party!

Happy making, friends! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I made this.
And I'm pretty proud of it!
This is for a bullet journaling group on Facebook called #RockYourHandwriting. The prompt was Daily Habits. Yup- this just about covers it! I love my sweet little life.
Happy making, friends!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Here is an absolutely "loverly" alphabet in a font offered from a company that sells digitized designs for your home embroidery machine which goes to show you that inspiration can be found everywhere. Especially if you start with Pinterest!

Happy making, friends!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stitch in Time Junk Journal

The inspirations for this book was a sewing manual that I came across from the 1940's. I just fell in love with the illustrations and couldn't wait to use them in a junk journal. Then I found this awesome Readers Digest book and fell in love with the print- it reminded me of the WWII era so it seemed like a good fit. I tried to find digital image kits that tied with the theme of sewing and thrift, but everything I was finding was too Victorian.

I ended up working with the Cottage Garden kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. I just love Debbie-Ann's designs and there was a lot about this kit that reminded me of a thrifty lady during WWII saving seed packets in her journal so that's how things ended up! Kind of inconsistent, but more like real life which is what I like in a junk journal- I like to pretend that it's a real keepsake that someone owned in the past and assembled with little treasures.

The total journal ended up being very layered with a lot of color and a lot of ephemera which I think makes it very fun!

See that line drawing above from the book? Isn't that darling?

Some Victorian elements did creep in, but just like my own sewing box, I imagined that my pretend thrifty housewife had items from her mother and grandmother that she treasured.

I really like how it ended up and I think the right home is out there ready to treasure it. It's listed now on etsy. Happy making, friends!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Documented Life Project, Week 34

If it's Saturday it must be time for Documented Life Project. It's week 34. Can't believe I've stuck with this project for the whole year!

The prompt for the personal art card was "document a happy thing". Today just happens to mark my entry into the world of bullet journaling, so there you go! 

The List 10 prompt was also fun: places in the past you'd like to visit. That's the fun of DLP- you record some interesting thoughts that you might not have had otherwise. 

Since I haven't posted anything for August DLP, I've also included pics of the first two PAC's- collage and self-portrait (yikes!).

Happy making, Friends!

Monday, August 15, 2016
Vintage inspired ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)! I've been having so much fun in Vintage Junk Journal Junkies, a Facebook group started by Debbie-Ann Parent of Ephemera's Vintage Garden. Theses cards are actually for trading- one of the group members is hosting a swap for vintage inspired cards.

I started these by laying strips of scrap papers and then cutting into 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangles. I broke open my stash of black and white magazine photos and culled all of these beauties. I then inked them all around the edges and stamped these great looking stars. I went to the computer where I typed "we are stardust" thirteen times and cut and glued the words to the cards. Each word got a little outline and the last step was a sprinkling of super fine iridescent glass glitter.

I really like the way they turned out and I can't wait to get other members' cards in return!
Happy making, friends!

Thursday, August 11, 2016
So grateful for my workspace. It also serves as our dining room table and I keep it pretty clean for that purpose.
 I think that's one of its advantages- it keeps me tidy so I can approach my work with a feeling of lightness and openness. I've got a number of projects in process- hope to have something to share soon!

I'd love to see your worktable. Share?
Happy making, friends!