Spooky Month Is Right Around The Corner

Photo by Sanndy Anghan on Pexels.com My youngest was delighted this year to hear that Halloween "officially' begins on September 1. We have spent the entire month thus far planning crafts and recipes to try, planning decoration, and planning things I am supposed to knit up and crochet (not even if I had one hundred …

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Choosing A Notebook For My Grimoire

I have a stack of notebooks and journals that I use throughout the day. I have my written journal, or diary if you will. I have two different bullet journals, each a different size. I have several composition notebooks for various tasks, taking notes for classes, notes on seminars, article ideas, that sort of thing. …

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A Sale Coming, At Some Point

photo unsplash.com So, I have been cleaning shelves out and going through things. I have been meaning to set up a bunch of hand-made journals for sale...and I have a few that I call my tester journals, a few I have bound, unbound and changed up, then rebound...things like that. I have been meaning to …

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Video: The Double Journal

https://youtu.be/vu7rRn82y5I Forgive me, as I went down a rabbit hole in YouTube and found several videos on journals much like this one and I had to make one of my own. Actually, this is the second one I made. This one was a gift. I cannot for the life of me remember who I watched …

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Video: A LGB ‘Pumpkin’ Journal

https://youtu.be/rns5dGE7klo I made this journal for my 9yo per his request. He wanted pumpkins, so I used pumpkin scrapbooking paper as covers for each signature. His favorite color is yellow, so I used several different yellow shades of cardstock. I never know what media this kid will use, so I needed something a bit tough …

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The Joy Of Unbinding in Order To Rebind Journals

photo unsplash.com It's March and I am finally stepping up into the world of binding books again. I have been watching tutorial videos recently. I seem more drawn to tutorials for new binding structures than ever before. Prior to this, I have been happy doing a pamphlet stitch or something else fairly simple. Ahhh...these days …

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Hand-Made Hand-Bound Journals

photo from unsplash.com Last year, I had intended to bind at least twelve books to sell – and I bound not a single book at all.  Although I did make use of ones I had bound the year before.  This year, I have a new bookbinding tool/guide to help me poke the holes in my …

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