Thursday, July 2, 2009

What do you get when...

What do you get when you suddenly decide you NEED a work journal, but can't find one that you either like or can afford? Well you make your own. This couldn't be further from perfect, but I like it and I didn't have to outlay any money to make it since I already had all the bits.

So, what/how? I started with a pile of photocopy/printer paper which all got folded in half and put into little sections (editing to add: little sections are called signatures! Thank you Kirsten!). Then cut up an old binder to get cardboard for the hard cover. Then I stitched each paper section (signature!) to the cover. Then I used some red leather I have been trying to find a good use for to make the jacket. The buckle was a slider that I introduced to the pliers and mini bolt cutters.

Like I said, not perfect. It's crooked and the edges are rough. But knowing me, I'll decide in about 3 days that I don't really need a work journal at all. Plus, the imperfections are quite likeable!

1 comment:

Ange said...

Kirrily this is GORGEOUS! beautiful!