Tuesday, July 07, 2009

What do you record...

These are the waste paint covered journals I mentioned in the previous post. The picture of all four together is true to colour. I have given a couple of journals/notebooks away this week, the rest will appear for sale soon.
I give my little notebooks hoping they will be used, happy if they are full of shopping lists and shoe sizes, reminder notes or puzzle solving. Some friends tell me they are, 'Too good to use.' Please do, I can always make more. One of this weeks is going north on holidays, with a lady who has never travelled, another is being used to collect encouraging quotes. I heard this week an older one is being used to record things which make its owner grateful. What a blessing for be involved in people's lives through my little creations.
On my desk at the moment is a mess! But under that are two half finished necklaces, some ATC's and some earrings. I am so so looking forward to some chunks of creative time next week. Perhaps I will make a list ...

7 comments:

Kath said...

Lovely work Julie, I do enjoy your photos, best wishes Kath www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

Doreen G said...

Love the books Julie and what great gifts as well.

Dot said...

Oh Julie - I LOVE these! The colors are gorgeous and I am sure you friends will love them. And the ones you put up for sale will sell quickly. Am rather partial to the kitty one - surprise , surprise :).
I love the journal you made for me last year and after I move I am going to get it out of it's packing box and use it instead of just admiring it!
Hope you enjoy your upcoming time off.
Big hugs from me and the kitties.
Dotee xx

kelsey said...

Yes Julie, make a list in one of your own wonderful journals. It's a sad fact of life that people often keep things for "good" and just don't use them as they should. I know, I'm guilty....but I'm trying to change! lol

Dale said...

i kind of know how you feel. I tried a brief foray into bookmaking one christmas and made my family members personalized books, geared to be used towards individual hobbies that they each have (one address book for the social butterfly, a watercolor paper book for the artistic one, a stargazing notebook for my astronomically inclined father and garden journal for my green thumbed mother). Not one of them used it, just put it on a shelf... i asked and they also said 'too pretty to use'

Queen Of Toys said...

Julie I love these journals and the colours that you have used are so complimentary with each other you have created masterpieces girl.

Jeanie said...

I thought htese were so pretty I had to skip to the next post to see how you did them. What a fabulous idea!I love it and these are most handsome!