Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Weekend

My niece and I went to the beach for some time away. We always have such a great time of watching movies, eating and creating. This time my goal was to get my new fabric journal assembled. I ended up making 9 signatures but only 7 fit in the journal when I was done. I tried to get all the pages prepped for journaling but I think that was a bit adventurous especially since I ended up with a sore throat and didn't feel like doing a whole lot. I did get around 50 pages with something on them.


This journal is different than all my other journals because I have added fabric, ribbon, trim and lots of patterned paper, patterned tape and netting. I have also added stitching by hand and stitching with my sewing machine. So far it has been a lot of fun.


I definitely can see me making another one of these in the future. I loved painting on the fabric and the feel and look of the cover is amazing to me.


Here is one prepped page ready to go. My niece came with a packet of goodies for me and I used quite a few of the images in this journal. They were all black and white. How did she know? We think a lot alike so it is not surprising. Thanks Janene, I was blessed by your company!


Here is one finished page that I worked on. I wanted to remind myself of all the fun I am having and to not loose the joy as I progress in my art journey. I really like doodling and had some fun this weekend watching Felicity (Freshman year) and playing with my pens.

6 comments:

Mary said...

I love your new journal. So cool!!
So glad you had a good time with your niece. Hope you sore throat goes away and does not turn into something more.

Teri Leigh said...

Thanks Mary, yes I do hope this throat of mine gets well soon.

Brenda said...

I love your journal, especially the painting on the front cover, it is wonderful. I hope you feel better soon.

snazzykc said...

oh it turned out sooooo cute...
You inspire me to create!!!

Jen said...

Love your new journal - it's so pretty! But I was wondering what you mean by signatures?

Teri Leigh said...

Signatures are a few pages bound together. In a journal you will have multiple groups (signatures) to make up the book. In this journal each signature bound together with ribbon but book binding thread us usually used. I hope that makes sense. If you go on youtube.com and look for bookbinding you will see how it is done.