Saturday, January 16, 2010

Journal Love!

I have been very busy in the studio, sewing like a madwoman. I've now completed my first journal in Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day class. It's all ready to journal in! I can't tell you how pleased I am. I made a little flip video to share it with you.




I also got the wild hare to sew myself a scarf. I found the easiest pattern online and made not one, but two! I will provide links when I post photos-it's been a busy weekend and I haven't had the chance to take any pictures yet. One is deep rich red and the other navy. The red one goes with my team jacket which is black, cream and red. The navy one will be worn during the Olympics, underneath my turquoise uniform jacket, though now I am wondering if I'm even going to need it-it was a balmy 7C today and the sun was shining!

So far January has been exceptionally productive. It feels good to be inspired and learn something new.

19 comments:

halo said...

oh wow, that was SO cool! I love the sewn look, and it's time like this I wish I had a sewing machine so I could have a try at something like that. :) I love your "guided tour" though all the pages, and you and I are soulmates as far as hoarding paper goodies goes, because I too keep EVERYTHING, haha. (I kept Ruth's #12 label as well, and when I saw it in your journal, it made me smile. great minds!)

<3

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your ROD journal video, it is full of such wonderful textures and shapesI love the smaller size.

LP Vintage said...

What a great idea to do a video to show your journal pages! I loved hearing the 'provenance' of each page.

I'm in Mary Ann's class too - have made two covers but no pages yet. For some reason, I find the pages daunting. In the meantime, my work space is getting a good overhaul while I 'get ready' to do them :-)

jojo said...

Happened upon your blog and love your journal video. Thanks! I just started hoarding all things paper - LOL. Will add you to my blog list. I want to see the scarves:)
jojo

Nanc said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to do a video on your book. I am in the class too and LOVE it. You did a great job on your book.

krgero said...

Great job on the video and I love your journal. I'm in Mary Ann's class too - I just haven't posted anything yet :0)

mary ann moss said...

what a lovely voice you have! i love your video and your journal is scrumptious. really and truly!
WAY TO GO GO GO GO

Barbara said...

I loved watching your video while having my morning coffee. Great job, love the papers you used, and the size of your book. I am really partial to some of those papers...the glassine cowboy, the red labels,the Ikea paper,oh all of it. Nice to get to hear your voice as well.

Kris Henderson said...

So great! I love how you explained everything. What a great journal for yourself :) LOVE LOVE LOVE your choice of fabrics :)

jaihn said...

Thank you for this! Lovely work, and good to hear you talk warmly of the meanings. Beautiful! xxx

Sherri said...

What a wonderful journal - you did so good on it!!! Thank you for sharing it with us via video - so appreciate you do doing that for us.

taylor said...

Thanks for sharing your book. I enjoyed watching the video. Your book is wonderful.

Heather said...

This is very cool and its fun o hear the "stories" behind the bits and pieces. I already sewed my signatures in but I am hoping to add more of the goodies you sent me. I do not have a Flip but my new iPod has a video camera so I think i will attempt to share one of my journals this way too! HUGS!!

marciglenn said...

Wonderful, beautiful, a joy to watch. I loved every single page. Can't wait to see your next one. Hugs.

Robin said...

I picked your blog at random off of Mary Ann Moss' site - what a happy accident! Your journal is so beautifully done!

I just started the class and am in the process of cobbling together my cover. My goal for myself since last year is to not buy anything new in the way of fabric or craft supplies until I've used up what I've got. Oh, easier said than done - especially when I see all the Remains of the Day journals!

Here's my question on your journal, though: What did you use to make the wrap tie? It's beautiful and fits the design of your journal so well!

Your video was great! I look forward to seeing more!

Tracie said...

Great job! Thanks so much for posting the video-loved hearing where stuff came from!

Off to journal some,
Tracie

Tina said...

Wonderful Lelainia! The video is inspired and your journal is fabulous. I especially love the personal imagery and paper bits you included.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Gives me a shove to get moving on mine!!
Thank you so much for sharing, and your blog is wonderful. Love it.

Trish.....Australia

kathy said...

thanks for a very pleasant 9 minutes and 36 seconds. Enjoyed it with my first cup of coffee and now I'm ready to try one too!