Hello my friends!
I want to share with you
this little journal I was working on this week.
It started with this doily below-
When I folded it in half, I thought it would be a lovely
cover for a small journal.
I used Mod Podge to adhere the cloth to a piece of card stock
and then flipped over and glued a piece of printed paper
to what would be the inside of the book.
When the back was dry, I used a brush to Mod Podge the front side.
After the Mod Podge was dry, I trimmed the paper
to the shape of the doily letting the lace trim hang over
I took it to my sewing machine
and stitched along the outer edge twice.
Not perfect! I tried to be a bit messy with my stitch.
Then folded the doily in half.
I used a ruler to get an idea of the size
scraps I would need for the center pages.
I put together a group of about 10 papers, folded inside each other.
Opened up the papers, clipped the fold line up against
the inside cover fold line.
Then stitched across on the sewing machine.
Then removed clips.
Made another group of folded papers referred to as a 'signature'
Then clipped it inside booklet,
right up against the first 'signature'.
On the front side you can see the stitch lines-
Then I added the third 'signature' on the other
side of the first and center.
To make a center pocket or envelope like below-
Cut the center sheet to have a flap on one side and glue down
the two outside pieces.
I glued a couple of postcards to the inside
flaps to make a pocket.
I had scraps of coffee stained paper.
I used a vellum envelope with the side left open for a pocket.
The back flap has another pocket.
I added a piece of embroidery thread to the
It can be put on the shelf with your other books.
xo Lisa S