Make a Journal from Stash

16 Jan 2009

My Week of Rather Minimal Blogging continues!

My newest tutorial just went up at CraftStylish - this time, I made a recycled blank journal with a woven cover. It's based on my Cardboard Loom tutorial. I'm pretty happy with how it came out - go take a look and let me know what you think.

...And I promise to get back in the swing tomorrow, with a little giveaway. (But you didn't hear that from me.)

Comments

I LOVE this idea! You have truly inspired me to get my rear in gear and record today. THANK YOU!!

Nutmeg
materialmama.com


I can hardly wait to try this out!

I have a bunch of those college rule, blank composition notebooks left over from another project. Do you suppose I could do the weaving directly on to the cover, or should I create the cardboard cover and then attach it to the journal?


Hello! I'm all about getting rid of my stash right now, so thanks for the inspiration. On another note, I just checked out the Yarnia website in detail and I'm drooling over the possibilities! You're definitely keeping Portland on the top of my list of crafty dream vacation destinations!


I've been looking for just this sort of project! If it ever comes up, you'll get my vote for the Queen of Craft!


Wow! I love this idea. Thanks!


Ooh! Yay. Love love love your book-making tutorials. I hear weaving can be fun too.


crazycat, if you can find a way to cut the slits into the composition book cover, then you should be able to weave right on it. The only place this might give you trouble is the spine - as I recall, the spine is flush with the pages, right? Not sure how you'd string the warp over that spot. But you could probably weave on the two covers separately and then cover that spine with something else. I'd love to see how yours turn out!


I am so stealing this technique for a pillow for my couch. That looks so neat, thank you for sharing your awesome skills with all of us!


I am so stealing this technique for a pillow for my couch. That looks so neat, thank you for sharing your awesome skills with all of us!


I LOVE this idea! You have truly inspired me to get my rear in gear and record today. THANK YOU!!

Nutmeg
materialmama.com


I've been looking for just this sort of project! If it ever comes up, you'll get my vote for the Queen of Craft!


Wow! I love this idea. Thanks!


Ooh! Yay. Love love love your book-making tutorials. I hear weaving can be fun too.


I can hardly wait to try this out!

I have a bunch of those college rule, blank composition notebooks left over from another project. Do you suppose I could do the weaving directly on to the cover, or should I create the cardboard cover and then attach it to the journal?


crazycat, if you can find a way to cut the slits into the composition book cover, then you should be able to weave right on it. The only place this might give you trouble is the spine - as I recall, the spine is flush with the pages, right? Not sure how you'd string the warp over that spot. But you could probably weave on the two covers separately and then cover that spine with something else. I'd love to see how yours turn out!


Hello! I'm all about getting rid of my stash right now, so thanks for the inspiration. On another note, I just checked out the Yarnia website in detail and I'm drooling over the possibilities! You're definitely keeping Portland on the top of my list of crafty dream vacation destinations!


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