Monday, June 07, 2010

ROD Journals for SALE!!

So a number of people have asked if I would have ROD (Remains of the Day) journals for sale. At first I resisted the idea of making RODs to sell, because they are the brainchild of Mary Ann Moss, but Mary Ann is a very generous soul-apparently, several folks who have taken her class wrote and asked for permission and she posted to the group and told us everyone had her blessing to do so.

These journals take a considerable amount of time to put together, but the more I worked on mine, the more I realized that I LOVE making them. I just like digging through my scraps and finding ways to give them new life. Sewing paper is very meditative and addictive.

That said, I've been sewing pages here and there in between my own projects for the last couple of months and finally had enough
to make two wee journals!

Without further ado, here are the pair that I completed:

Journal #1 (SOLD!) is in my current colour way obsession, aqua and brown. The closure is made from a vintage brown button with a flower design on it, which echos the flowers in the fabric and a length of pretty aqua seam ribbon.

The journal has been bound by hand and measures 3 1/2 inches square and is 1 inch thick. There are 3 signatures, giving plenty of room to add your thoughts and ideas.

The fabric on the inside of the journal is aqua polk-a-dots, another favourite from my stash.

I've included bits and pieces of my own art, like this collage...


and some of my photographs, along with all kinds of book pages and other wonderful ephemera.

I've even included some vintage images here and there. It's chock full of artsy goodness.


Journal #2 is in this playful alpha-numeric print. The closure includes a bright orange vintage button from my collection with the original threads still in it (I love that!) and some fun fibres in aqua and rainbow colours to match.

Journal #2 has also been bound by hand and measures 3 1/2 inches square and is 1 inch thick, with a trio of signatures. Mmmm!!!


The fabric on the inside is this FUNky circle pattern. I love circles, don't you?


There's all kinds of wonderful bits inside, just like the first journal.


It also includes snippets of my art. Here's a favourite photo of mine, taken in my garden.

There's wonderful old ads and all kinds of fun places to write your thoughts.

More little art bits I made-a marbled ATC from my collection and look at that cool map oval-old maps have such great colours.

Magazine pages (this one features apartment buildings in Vancouver)
and labels and..well that's all I'm going to say because I don't want to ruin the surprise!

So..if you just have to have it (or them!) here's the purchasing info:

The journals are $40/each which includes shipping to the US & Canada.
I will accept payment by Paypal and ship upon receipt of funds.

To purchase journal #2, please email me.

5 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

These books are really great. Isn't this the greatest class ever.

Rita A. said...

All of your ROD journals are wonderful. I love seeing how you put your own slant on them.

jan said...

These little books are sooooo sweet!!!

classmate jan in ohio

babeyruth said...

They look so cute...great job!

Paula McNamee said...

What a great size journal to make and your pages are wonderful. It's fun to see what different scrapes we have and use.