January 10, 2011

Altering the unused and winter

On one of my visits to a thrift shop, I found this cookbook.  I bought it
because it is a 3-ring notebook that I thought would be perfect for
a new journal. 

Although I removed most of the original pages, I did glue some of
 them together for studier pages.

While looking for some fabric to cover the cookbook, I found canvas that I painted
several months ago.  Surprisingly, it was almost the perfect size.  I had to do
some stitching here and there.

Then I cut a long strip of fabric, placed some fabric scraps on top, and stitched.
Now it wraps around the journal. 

 By the way, all this was done from midnight to about 2:00 am.  What can i
say, i couldn't sleep.

so refreshing.

 I had to sneak these pictures in after the winter storm we received over the weekend. 
 Super fun time with my cuties.


  1. What a great project! Finished piece is gorgeous. And yup. Definitely cuties. Looks like fun.

  2. Very cute photo of your two guys, and I bet it would look great tucked inside your new journal.

  3. How fab, you had to go with the flow! I love the pic! I'm with Becky, you need to tuck that inside this journal or another one! So fun, cute n' playful!


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