I'm eight weeks pregnant. Shhhhh. I'm supposed to be keeping it a secret.
But alas, there's no way I can do that! My husband and I have been trying for 20 months! Almost two years! Finally a couple of weeks ago, a blood test confirmed that indeed, we are expecting.
And gosh, I just couldn't be happier!
In honour of my first (and possibly only) pregnancy, I decided to document everything.
From vitamins and morning sickness to strollers and bumper pads,
EVERYTHING is going into this new journal.
The best part? I made it.
|I decided on a button closure, as I wanted to be able to bring this with me in my purse without worrying about the pages getting folded or dog-eared. |
I chose my fattest wooden button and fastened a hair elastic to the back cover = instant closure.
|I stitched in the three signatures using a pamphlet stitch. |
Again, very simple, yet strong and nice to look at.
I like the bold lines of the threads against the wavy trim that I used on the spine of the journal.
|Here's a close-up of that heart. |
See how my stitches are all messy?
That's what makes this journal perfect for me.
It's not prissy or fancy or too good to use.
|Here is the back cover of the journal. |
You can see the black stitching where I attached that hair elastic for the front closure.
You can also see the wavy trim that is on the spine.
I created the entire cover as one solid piece.
|A little blurry, but here is the inside cover. |
You can see the reverse side of the front cover where I used a decorative leaf/vine stitch.
I used a soft suede for the inside covers, mostly for its softness.
|The page on the right was one that I bought. It's an old, weathered fence that I instantly loved!|