I do what I can with what I have. Take one red folder found next to an Italian dumpster, a bag of fabric scraps, a 40 year old piece of cord trim, a stack of security envelopes, some paper scraps, and a couple of spools of red thread. Put the pedal to the metal and VROOM VROOM.
I'm not snipping a single thread.
It won't fall apart if I do or anything. This journal is built to withstand swatting a pickpocket over the head, being flung from a speeding bus, or stampeded by bulls. Not my sister, I mean real bulls.
Paula McNamee says
You make me want to get out my sewing machine and studio scraps to make a MA-style travel journal. Your lucky sister will enjoy working in this one.
Well, you got me off my butt and in front of my work table. Why did I have to see this at 10:00PM? I was up until after 2:30AM. At least I’m on summer vacation, so I just slept in and finished the journal in the afternoon. I thought you might like to see what you inspired.
Sewing all the pages together was great fun.
It’s beautiful!!! love the colors. How did you use those security envelopes?
i love this
That journal might be the most beautiful creation I’ve seen in a while. Thank you for the eye-feast. Big kiss and hug for being so wonderful.
Beautiful journal. I can almost reach out through the monitor and feel the texture. Love the red threads dangling. MmmmmmMmmmmm Yum!
AND it’s beautiful!
Will she ever show us a page or two of her journal?
Your sister is such a lucky girl, I’m so jealous! This turned out so nicely, I adore the ribbon wrap-around- what a great way to be able to tuck things in that she finds or wants to keep for later. Glorious. -e
Nona Parry says
WONderful, MA! A mi me gusta, muy bien! Can I be your sister, too?
Super awesome!! Love it!
anna maria says
I know I’ve said it before, but I wouldn’t be able to write one thing in a journal like that. I would just admire it, over and over.
I want to be your sister, too, and have you make beautiful things for me. This is so yummy.
its beautiful, she will love it.
jeanie engelke says
I like it…..I like it a lot.
Oh, Mary Ann, you whip up the juiciest treats on that machine of yours! If your sis isn’t thrilled you’ll have to check her for a pulse. It’s fantastico! Can’t wait to see the riches the two of you pour into these little treasure chests.
Can you adopt me as a sister!! That is such a fantastic journal….I’m sure she’ll love it.
susan w says
You tantalize and incite us with these journals. I think another on-line class would be gobbled up. Taking the loyal multitude through the process of assembling one of these creations and then going a step further, demonstrating and encouraging us to actually work in it. I, for one, tend to simply own something like this once it is made; petting it and admiring it, but rarely plunging in and making meaningful marks upon its innards.
think about it…
I fully admit to being a lucky lucky ducky. you have outdone yourself sister. I hope the policia in Lisboa don’t try to apprehend me because they think I have stolen it from a museum. muchisimas gracias para su trabajo muy fantastico! (that is guerrilla spanish, not to be confused with apache spanish.
I have to agree with everyone, your sister is one lucky girl.
karen cole says
Yeah!!!! There is someone else that lets the threads enjoy the dangling. It’s fun to play with them, why bother cutting.
Beautiful journal! Lucky sister.
Lovely! What a lucky sister!
Shelley Noble says
That’s gorgeous! What a work of art! Sensational.
I agree, your sister is an extremely lucky girl! What an awesome journal!! I don’t think I will ever look at mail envelopes in the same way again.
Nona Parry says
Okay, your sister is one lucky, lucky girl! Don’t snip a thread, they are perfect! They are there to remind her how much love and work went into this beautiful thing! Bon voyage!