Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Journal Series

I had a great time stitching up this batch of journals with favorite bits of fabric, and lovely bright white recycled papers for my AlyTheRed shop.

The insides all look the same, from vintage woven canvas, and I added my fav hand carved stamp as a sort of signature, and a clip for all those pesky notes and receipts that float around. Now we can organize them! You'll have to provide your own pencil. I like to keep mine tucked into the last page I left off. Wrap and go!

Hand made, hand sized, 40 blank pages for use as a garden journal, food journal, party planner, travel, dreams, sketch, ink drawing, to do list.... wait,THAT's not fun. I forbid these journals to be used as to-do lists. :-)

Some of the covers feature lovely Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I love everything he does. I found a wonderful little video of him discussing what he adores about patterns and world travel.

I like to call this one the Wee Yellow journal, and it features some linen gum tree leaves I'd appliqued a long while ago. Perfect for this cover.


Kim said...

I am in love with the bright colors you use, I believe bright colors are lacking in the world, and thank goodness you throw the color out there!

-Much love, Kim and Mr. Gnome

Anonymous said...

i love the journals. the owl is so sweet. the tote bags are really cool too

Kristin said...

Wow! This is such a cute and cozy design! I love it.

michelle allen said...

oh my GUSH!!! gorgeous.

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

Thank you for the fun comments. :-) I had a blast making these. Sent two to my sister and her bf along with a little book about art/sketching journal keeping. Isn't it fun to get a surprise gift in the mail?