Monday, 27 January 2014

Journalistic part one

Journaling or scrapbooking hadn't been very high on my crafting radar until last year, when I started my journal cum scrapbook (My first post about this is available here.).

I didn't add that much to the journal cum scrapbook towards the end of last  year as I was doing quite a bit of Christmas present making. This year I'm stepping back from selling (not that I was selling much!) by reducing what's on my website and I'm closing my Folksy store.This will mean I don't have to spend so much time looking after my website and give me more time to make things that aren't just to sell.

I will also be spending my time creating some new journals (I'll still be adding to my original journal periodically). The journal I've done most work on so far is my daily mini journal.

My Mum and Dad gave me the journal for my birthday last year. On Instagram and Facebook I have seen a number of people creating something, e.g. a photo, journal entry, a piece of art on a daily basis. So, when I received this little journal, I decided that, starting on the 1st January I would make an entry into it every day. 

My mini journal
I canvassed my various Facebook and Instagram mates about what the theme for the entries could be about and I decided that the entries be based around what I may have been doing or feeling that day.

This isn't really a writing journal as the entries are mainly paper and/or fabric collage, with a couple of pencil drawings thrown in.

Here's what I've done so far.

I'll tell you about my other journals next time.


I'm taking part in various blog hops this week. Have a snoop around other people's blogs using the links on the right (about half-way down).


  1. You have just inspired me!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. Interesting idea for keeping a journal, good for remembering crafty ideas etc!

  3. Wow how do you find the time? You must be very organised to be able to keep up with every day, each page looks gorgeous and it will be great for you to look back on too.

  4. I love what you're doing! I wish I could create something lovely every day!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    I look forward to seeing more of your work!