Thursday, October 3, 2013


Creativity to me is like getting into a zone where I shut out everything around me, hours can pass with out my noticing.  It  draws me back when I am doing other tasks, many a time the potatoes have burnt.  I have not had time to be creative over the last few months, what with keeping the house looking presentable for sale etc, not to mention my things shoved away out of sight, the hours spent looking for things become too hard.  But last week I got back into it.  What with Kalamunda Markets on the Saturday and then we will be away for 10 days just before the next one in November comes around, means I have to make plenty of stock to cover both, also need to take advantage of the November market being more likely for buyers looking for Christmas gifts.  Following are a few items I have made over the last week.
 Art Journals made from upcycled old books and fabrics, hand bound, sizes about 5 x 6 inches.  Small enough to carry around.
 Decorated old books with old fabrics and buttons, look great standing in a small pile with the spines showing.  You can see not much of the old books are wasted, covers are used on small journals and the rest of the book created to look decorative.
 A friend shared how to make these little journals using old book covers and would you believe folded used envelopes, you know the sort, the only thing you get in your letter box now days.  I have decorated a couple of pages inside to show you a way of decorating your journals and made up small packs of bits and bobs of old book pages photo's etc to get you started.  The journals are about 5 x 6 inch hand bound.  Easy to carry around with you, if you would like a holiday project.  Look equally as good if you add your own photo's.
The green hand bound journal using old photo album covers is a sample of made to order journals I will make and the brown cover a sample ready to be created for someone special.

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