The custom ordered journal I was working on is finally done! The last week seemed to go by so fast; the combination of the holidays and trying to get an order done in time made the days fly by! This journal was a lot more involved than the ones I have made previously. Almost every page is stitched together, and many of the pages are stenciled and spray painted, which is so much fun but also a lot of work. I had to make a few changes to this one, compared to the first one, but I love how it turned out!!

Stitched journal 2

The newest stitched journal

The first stitched journal I made.

The first stitched journal I made

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50 pages of painted, stitched, and stenciled goodness ready to inspire creativity, whether it be journaling, photo album, as a smash book, or any other way you decide to use it!

With the first journal I made like this, I had thinner chipboard for the covers, and I was able to sew through them and attach the spine directly to the covers. With this one, the chipboard was much thicker and the sewing machine wasn’t going to work. So I glued the spine to the cover, but wanted to reinforce it so the weight of the signatures wasn’t pulling on the cover fabric. I punched 4 holes on each cover, then looped and knotted embroidery floss through them to attach the spine and the covers directly. Super happy with how it turned out!

It had been a while since I made the first one, and I forgot how much time it took. If I was to make another one like these, I would definitely have to charge more. But it was a lot of fun to work on and I hope the customer loves them both!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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8 Responses to Finished!

  1. zakryc says:

    Wow those journals are really impressive. I love the detail and care put into them. Keep up the good work.

  2. magicinthewoods says:

    Excellent! You’ve inspired me to try stitching more in my journals. It gives such a beautiful finish.

  3. How delightful! I’m sure this will totally inspire all kinds of creative goodness in the new owner! Love it!

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