My Mom came to visit us last week. We had a really nice visit, and Harper loved spending time with her Grandma. My Mom is an excellent seamstress, so on the last day of the visit, I dug out the sewing machine from the basement so she could create a journal cover for me. I have to put a disclaimer here that I made Mom sew a lot more randomly than she usually would! Let's just say that I made her sew as crazy as I would have sewn it. All over the place.
Anyway... the first plan was to make two journal covers, but then I decided we could make my DREAM-MEGA-SUPER-DUPER-RIDICULOUSLY-THICK journal! Mom sewed the two covers into one, and voila! The Mega Journal was born. I painted the pages yesterday so that every other page would have some starter color, and I sewed in the signatures last night. I'm in love and couldn't wait to start journaling in it today. Thanks again, Mom!
|The cover (without pages sewn in yet)|
|Had to start with an octopus on the first page, of course|
|The side view with the signatures sewn in... so fat and yummy!|
|Second page spread already started...|
|And even a third one! This one will be "two heads are better than one", I think.|
|Harper kept busy this week too.|
|And Harper and Grandma even made an adorable gnome garden complete with swing and gnome home.|