December Christmas Book
I make books. I love making books. I journal. I love to journal.
Every morning I journal; morning pages. I started this after I read the book "Artist Way", by Julia Cameron. Some of you may recognize the book and/or author.
I have been doing morning pages since 2011. So, for about 6 years. That is a lot of journals. But, I enjoy the process and now have gotten into the habit of writing in my journal every morning. I have been writing in a journal someone gifted me, since September 1st and will end November 30th.
I wanted to make a special book for December 2017. Sort of a journal/photo album/smash book. I want it to contain the memories that I will be writing about and places to add pictures. A place to add ticket stubs or movies tickets or....
So, this is the book that was created. It measures 8-1/2" X 8". I love the way it turned out.
Since I did not have pages large enough, I chose to use cheap file folders. I wanted the folders to be more paper like. I also used 11" X 14" paper that I coffee dyed, which created a flap when folded.
I added some scrapbook paper to put photos onto. Because the backside of the paper is white, I can use it for journaling.
I sewed in an envelop to put either embellishments or things I collect along the way that can not be attached to the pages.
There a lots of pages for writing, for photos, for smashing and whatever else I may want to add to the book.
I made the front and back cover the same and I like how the plaid binding looks. To me, it gives it an old fashion sort of feel.
Although I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving, I can hardly wait until December 1st gets here, so I can start writing in my book and adding all those other memories along with it.