Monday, June 13, 2022

Vintage Doily Junk Journal



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

the edge.

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

lace edge.
















It can be put on the shelf with your other books.


Thank you for stopping by today!

xo Lisa S




23 comments:

  1. Lisa,
    OMG, I love this journal. You always are so creative. I would love to send you some doilies. I have so many and would love to give them to someone that can use them.
    Let me know if you would like them.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Hi Bev, I'm so glad you liked this little journal. I have been loving going through my fabric scraps and things. I don't have any more of this type. I would love to have more doilies with embroidery if you have some. Please let me know.
      Thank you :) You are a sweetie-
      xo Lisa S

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    2. If you want to sell a couple, I’d like to try this.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful! Such a creative way to make a journal!

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    1. Pam, Thank you so much! It was a fun and easy cover to start with, I think I'll make a few more :)
      xo Lisa s

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    2. It will be featured at Thursday Favorite Things today. Congrats! :)

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  3. Really enjoyed your tutorial; you made it look easy! I often give journals as gifts or as part of a gift basket; this would be a great addition!

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    1. Kathy, Thank you so much. These Journals with doily covers are so easy and fun to make. I think they would make a great addition to a gift basket. I like how you think! Sometimes I make things just to have a gift on hand, then personalize it when needed. xo Lisa S

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  4. Crafted with so much care and attention to detail!

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    1. Michele,
      You always have the sweetest comments. You made my day!
      Thank you so much :)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. What a great way to both preserve and use an antique piece. I especially like what you did because you didn't cut up the piece of work. My aunts, grandmother and mother made a lot of these and taught me the embroidery stitches. I made a few pillow cases myself......way back when. Surely not that long ago.

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    1. Hello Joy!
      I go crazy over embroidered pillow cases. My Grandma gave me my first and my Mom taught us how to embroider. I pick up other peoples heirlooms when I see them. I found 1/2 a table runner for .25 - cut up with small holes- that will be my next journal cover.
      Thank you :)
      xo Lisa S

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  6. What a pretty journal -- and it's a great up-cycling project. I'm sure lots of people have these doilies stuck away in drawers. I know I do, and I can never think of how to use them. Creative project!
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you Carol! I can remember when my Grandma had a doily under every item on every piece of furniture.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. This is such a beautiful journal. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
    Visiting today from friendship Friday #27&28

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :)
      I'm so glad you stopped by-
      It's so nice to meet you.
      Have a blessed week!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    XOXO,
    Niki

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    1. Thanks Niki ! So happy to join you:)
      I appreciate the visit and all the work you do to host!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. This is such a gorgeous project Lisa.
    Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gathered this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your beautiful doily covered junk journal at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Kerryanne,
      You made my day ! You make such beautiful things- I am so honored and pleased that you liked my journal. It was so easy. I will be on the lookout for more doilies.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. What a sweet project Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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  11. Oh my goodness Lisa, this is adorable. It'll be a feature at Handmade Monday this coming week :-)

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  12. I love embroidered items from years gone by. Using a doily as the journal cover is a wonderfuly upcycle!

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