I got my sewing machine back from the repair shop on Saturday and closed myself in my studio the entire evening. My poor husband was completely abandoned on a Saturday night, replaced by my burning desire to finish an art journal!
So I've taken a bunch of photos to show you my process with this journal. I made up all of the pages this past week while my machine was in the shop. You can look at this post to see what pages I included.
Once I sat down to sew the signatures together, I realised that I had been WAY too ambitious planning my pages. The cover that I had made last weekend was too small by about an inch and a half on the outer edges. After a couple of chuckles at my overzealousness, I decided that I would DEFINITELY make a new cover that would be even MORE awesome than the one I made last weekend! Since making the cover was the most creative and fun part for me, I was definitely A-OK with making another one.
|I used orange embroidery thread to sew my signatures together. |
Since this is the colour that I use the least in my sewing,
I thought that I would use it for this job since once the book is done,
these stitches are hardly seen.
|Definitely too many pages for the cover I made last weekend!|
|Back to the drawing board to create a NEW, larger cover... a SUPER fun "problem"!|
|Some of my pages were stitched together to include different layers of papers.|
|My Contacts section was created using a set of alphabet tabs that I trimmed down, then sewed onto trimmed cardstock using a zigzag stitch. Very cool looking and just as strong (or stronger?) than glue!|
Now for the Piece de Resistance! I've made a VIDEO to show you how the finished product looks. It's about 4 minutes long, and I am so proud of myself that I actually made a video and did the voice-over
I would LOVE to read your comments, questions and suggestions on my new art Day Timer! Thanks for looking!