Saturday, February 13, 2010

High Time

front of journal

inside of journal

back of journal

Well it is high time I got back to blogging, don't you think! I know I promised myself not too long ago to post more regularly. I just haven't felt like it or been too busy or too tired or, or, or...... Lame excuses I know. It's not as if I don't have anything to say or images to share. So here I am and happy to be back. Hope you are too.

About a month ago I signed up for Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day Shabby Journal online class and I've been loving it. This was the impetus for me to clean up and organize my apartment, move three sets of shelves and all the stuff on them including books, jewelry supplies and sewing stuff. All of this in an effort to take a table off it's risers and set my sewing machine up again in a permanent place so that I can sew at a moments notice. I still have lots of work left to do but I am so happy to have my machine back and I'm dreaming of all the projects I want to finish or get started. So here are a few pics of the cover of my journal. I'll have more soon of the sewn pages and I hope to make a video of the finished journal.

I highly recommend Mary Ann's class. Not only does she have excellent video tutorials but also downloads of the class instructions as well as lots of labels. There is also a Yahoo group where you can share not only pictures and video's of your finished journals but also can connect with lots of other artist's and crafters and get advice on problems you may be having with making the journal. It is also a great way to find out about lots of other resources and supplies. Once you sign up for the class you have access to the site for a year. The best $60.00 I've spent in a long time! Enjoy.


CTStudios said...

It's a wonderful journal ... the textures just call out to be touched. I'd suggest you may be on a roll ... perhaps more should follow ?

Liz Curtin said...

I am on a roll. Who knows what will happen next! Love all the vacation pics on your blog. Looks like the trip of a lifetime.

paula said...

well welcome back woman!!! i cannot wait to see more of your work..noticed you had a show awhile back and tod and i LOVED your get on facebook too :)

LP Vintage said...

Love the rich textures and colours on your journal cover!!

Liz Curtin said...

Hey Paula, Thanks for the compliments on my work. I am on Facebook, just have a love/hate relationship. What's the secret there?

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your cover is beautiful! I plan to start mine early next week, and seeing what you've accomplished is very inspiring!