About ten days ago I attended a book arts meeting of the Belltown Book Artists. One artist, Meredith Arnold had brought along a fabric accordion journal that she had made. She called it her Fool You Book. I was so motivated by this book and Meredith's skill that I started making one the next day. I call mine The Shabby Chic Journal. First, I do not sew...much anyway...I taught myself what I know. I am not all that careful and my skill level is lacking. However, with that said, I love shabby chic and I got what I love. I have added four pockets in the journal for whatever I desire. I might put some of the many mail art postcards I have gotten recently in them or I might make something specific.
This past fall I heard about sari ribbon. I actually had forgotten all about it but when I started working on the shabby chic journal I remembered and so I ordered some. I am so in love with it now that I will most likely be making something else with it in the near future. Watch out round robin groups! I also decided to start pinning things in this journal and found colored metallic safety pins online which do the trick just fine! The front pocket is a transfer that I did which I added grommets to and then hand-sewed to the journal. I did machine stitch the bottom of this pocket. I had a totally fun time creating this journal. :-)