Monday, July 4, 2011

Somebody Stop Me

I'm on a roll I think!  I tackled the Week 3 journal in the Full Tilt Boogie class.  I love the new stitches we learned - much easier than they look.  I picked an old book with a cover I liked.  I assembled a bunch of ledger papers, graph papers, etc., and cut some scrapbook papers to size to use as signature wrappers.  I decided to use some dark blue suede paper for the spine. 
I may have gotten a bit too ambitious. I decided to use both stitches we learned and put them on this book rather than make two books. I made several mistakes along the way. Thank goodness I'm not obsessive about perfection. I am perfectly fine with mistakes creative options.

I have started using my Week 1 journal to make journal entries about all the books I'm making.  Is that obsessive?  Don't answer.  So, I'm making the books, journaling about the books, blogging about the books, dreaming about making more books... I need a nap now.


11 comments:

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your journal is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love how the orange thread picks up the orange in the book cover, and your stitching is gorgeous too!

Nancy Lynn said...

I have looked at all your books you have made and you have done such a great job on all of them. They are beautiful.

Kelli said...

I love how this came out! The stitching looks wonderful. I'm journaling in the books I'm making about the books I'm making too. :) I think it might be a sickness and we should consider a 12 step program.

Barbara Hagerty said...

I don't think that's obsessive at all. I think you've found your passion. Going after it full-force and documenting the process and your progress is a centuries old, proven effective, artistic method. Bravo! Keep at it, and keep posting your progress!

Your journal is fabulous!! I love looking at all the books you've made. Thanks for posting pics!

Anonymous said...

Love what you have done with the new stitches - absolutely amazing!

Also like the idea of keeping notes and samples - where better than in one of your new journals - inspiried!

Jan in UK

iHanna said...

Lovely journals, all of yours are excellent! I imagine this class must be so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

primdollie said...

wonderful books dear!! really nice work!! and who says you're obsessive! hehehe! aren't we all!! enjoy!

Michele said...

WONDERFUL journal! I love the use of both the week 3 stitches. You've inspired me. That's what I'll be doing with my journal (once the dang waxed linen thread finally arrives!). As for being obsessive? NO. But watch out that you don't start making maps for your journals....that can become obsessive. Trust me on this one!

Pat said...

Ooo, maps! Believe it or not, I've been contemplating a map journal for a while now. Maps of local parks, the zoo, etc, etc... So many possibilities...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This book spine looks fabulous!!!
Super work!!

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Pat...your books are great!!! You are doing a fantastic job making your blooks...love this one!!!
Mary