Wow, it has been exciting for me to see how many of you love to make journals as much as I do! Thanks for the purchases of the tutorial!
On Saturday, I added another book to the class, it is the small cabinet card one in the front, covered in barkcloth. (I also added scans of the cabinet card folders to use as a pattern if you do not have a vintage photo of your own to make one)
You can never go wrong with barkcloth, can you? Especially, a yummy, rosey pattern.
Yep, yum. Double yum, I love that stuff. Almost as much as old Rosy wallpaper, but not quite, because I'm just not as mechanically inclined to work with fabric as I am to handle wallpaper.
Which is why Beth posted this hilarious sewing machine illustration for me, knowing that any monstrosity of a sewing machine is a mystery to me.
And why the tutorial I wrote for the journals is about making them with GLUE. Although I an proud to say that I did brave a couple of sewing ideas to show too.
All three of these cabinet card books are done with glue only.
My world is a happy place when I don't have to go near that scary monster of a sewing machine.
Of course, a page like this would be just as nice stitched as it is glued. But I've done something nasty to my machine and the cry hole is all wonky.
(Isn't the title of this article great!? I thought it was appropriate for the tutorial, it is nice to help someone become more arty)
Sometimes all we need is a few tips and some cheering on.