Saturday, June 25, 2011

Boogie Book

This is my first journal in the Full Tilt Boogie class.  I used the cover from an old ledger book, and upholstery fabric for the tapes (sewn-on tape design).  Most of the papers are scrapbook papers, with other stuff thrown in.  Even though I've made my own books for years, I still had a couple of major screw-ups... but I decided if I don't tell you what they are, you won't even notice!









The above picture was one of my mistakes.  I wasn't paying attention and ripped my pages while sewing in a signature.  I removed the thread from the pages and put different tapes between the sew holes, where the paper was ripped.  I have to say, I like the "after" better than the "before" pages!

My second mistake was that my thread was on the wrong side of one of my upholstery tapes in one spot.  It happed on about the 3rd signature, but I didn't notice it until I was on tying off the last signature.  I decided to let it go.  I didn't have the patience to take apart the entire signature block and start over.  Bet you can't even tell where it is. 

Onward to journal #2.....

6 comments:

Sarah said...

looks great! Can't wait to see your next one! (thanks for sharing)

Holly said...

Hello, Pat! I stopped by from FTB. I really like your first journal! The mix of pages for the signatures is fabulous. I, too, am having so much fun putting them together. I don't think I will be binding mine for a few more days. All I have is a pushpin (which was tedious but worked fine for my practice journal) so I am going to wait until I at least get an awl. Enjoy working on journal #2!

Holly

Barbara Hagerty said...

*LOVE* Your journal is fabulous! I love the tapes you chose, and the color of thread, and the pages are wonderful!!

Carol said...

"Academy of Our Lady of Mercy"! Love Love Love the ledger cover you used for your journal. Mistakes? What mistakes? Love your work!
Carol

Wendy said...

I can't tell! It looks great! Love that you started journaling too.

primdollie said...

Love this one as well and great pages too!!! saw this on Flickr!! really need to get started!!! yikes soon I hope!! :))