Okay - first project from my e-course (Creatively Made, taught by Jeanne Oliver, 4 weeks long) is a vintage mixed media journal. You're supposed to use the cover from an old book, add do-dads and what-nots, special messages, visual textures, etc. to make it special to YOU.
First, I gathered some parts and pieces:
I'm not in love with the project, but took a swing at it since I had a gorgeous book that was already missing its spine and came up with this:
Here's a peek inside the front cover. Cutest end page ever! That picture is from another book called Lilac Times. A horrible book that was really just a screenplay and photographs from a little-known silent film. I have lots more pictures from that book for later projects. Lucky lucky us!
The fun part that you can't see is the variety of pages in it - photographs, letters from friends, odd bits of paper to write on. It's a fun way to make a journal, but I don't know that I'll ever actually use it? I don't know. It's just not something I'd choose, which I think is so funny, because I made it. What a weirdo.
*sigh* I'll try to make the next project more personal.
I do love my handwarmers, tho! See?
They're super long and super duper soft. I made them from one of Dan's retired work shirts. I made a red pair, too. Amazing how a thin layer of knit on your wrist can warm you up so much! yay!