Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Remains of The Day...a journal, a journey

Evening my dears, today I spent the day with my mum crafting up a storm. I started my Remains of the Day journal a little while ago now and I had a bit of sewing rage hehe with snapped needles and things not going to plan. Well today I took over my mums new sewing machine and got down to business.

some of the signatures being prepared lots of loose thread that needed to be cut off!!
the inside of some of my pages, some of the boarders on alot of my journal pages are from the lovely GulfSprite's digital boarder download! they looked awesome against some of my pages, really popped which made me smile when I sewed them on.

coming together slowly...I spent more of the day patchwork sewing papers together.

adding accents to certain pages, sewing them on, the rest of them will be glued down as I finished up at mums but hadn't gotten all my accents on, another Gulfsprite boarder, and a cut out from page from Frankie Magazine.

I even went so far as to start the cover, sewing fabrics together to make a patchwork then slipping the cardstock template inside, and then stitching in the ditch to make sure the card doesn't slip around inside the slip. I'm also toying with the big wooden button to help with my wrap around closure when I make that...Since that shot, I stitched a little calico panel onto the front with Raven Ink hand stamped onto it...looks rather cute.tomorrow I hand bind the signatures into the book, create my wrap around closure and finish the accents and the journal is finished. I am rather in love with it!

enjoy your Tuesday evening, I'm going to curl up with my art journal and some pizza and just soak up the kid free silence.

xx Courtney


  1. This is a class I really want to take, but can't right now. I would love to see one of these journals complete with journaling! Do you know where I might find one? Love your post!!

  2. Oh Courtney this is turning out absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see what it looks like inside the finished cover. I am so jealous and now mine may never get finished. Thanks for Skyping with me and your Mum yesterday. Talk soon.

  3. Your remains of the day journal so so awesome. I really can't wait to see it all done and to get started on one of my own. First I have to find the sewing machine under all my clutter...
    Jessi xox


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