Today's post will sadly be without pictures, as I have managed to misplace my camera charger and cannot take any photographs. Alas! However I am so excited with the project I began today, I felt I at least had to share my inspiration with you. :D
The next few months are going to be pretty tight for us. Davy is starting back to school, and I am not teaching quite as much as I used to. So we get to be extra-thrifty. Woo-hoo! I was thinking the other day that I really needed to get back into journaling. It is something that I used to do religiously, but since I've been married journaling has really taken the back burner, which is sad, as I have experienced so many new and exciting things that I wish I had written down.
One reason why I have not journaled much lately is because the journal that I have is bulky and uncomfortable to write in. I usually pick my own journals out with much care, selecting only the ones that are easy to write in and aesthetically pleasing. The one I own now was a gift from someone, and while it is pretty cute, it is simply too cumbersome. That said, if I want to get back into journaling, I need a new journal...an extravagance I can't quite afford this month. ;)
This prompted me to look into making a journal myself. I had seen some neat ones made from old books, and found some great tutorials online on how to do so. I combined this Craftzine Blog tutorial...
With this YouTube tutorial:
And the result has been amazing! I cannot wait to take a bunch of pictures and show you. :D Until then, perhaps you will be inspired to make an awesome upcycled journal for yourself!
Have a lovely day,