The journal I have now that I'm writing in every morning is almost to it's last page. I figure it will last me till December 31st and I'm prepared with this journal to being the new year with. Nothing special it's more about the number of signatures and using up scrap collage papers.
I recently cut the thick book board and coated both side with polymer medium, that's why you see the deli paper between them so they don't stick. The holes are drilled too.
I use the business paper or if the parchment paper comes in big boxes of 500 and it on sale I'll buy it. I think it's 24 lb. paper and sometimes I go thicker with the 32 lbs. but rarely. Too hard to poke through all the pages to create the holes to stitch together.
Signatures are folded, the paper I purchase can be folded in half and I make the journal covers 6 x 9 inch. Which works great for the size paper. No cutting of the paper to fit...though I've done that but more time consuming. Cradle board for lining up the signatures and poking the holes in the same place each time. No Crocked stitches...LOL
This is the journal I'm writing in now and I'm on the last signature...was getting a bit panicking... that I didn't have one so that's why I spent the Yesterday making the one you see here the top.
So I'm all over the place with the end of the year thinking and getting geared up for the new, traditional things we each find comforting...As I shared I do have goals but there not like, "in 3 mos...I do this and in 6 mos...I do that...but I seem to follow a cycle thing instead. Staying open for what flexibility I need with a family and such. No excuses...cause I do get things done and push the crap out of myself...but I would like to more gentler on myself that's why this year I did the Vision board and worked with it as a stabilizing, guiding and visual force. So I lead you all into my Workshop Plug....
The next few days I will be looking through my magazines I've collected for the Vision board I will be doing on New Years Day...I started this last year and Hope to do it again...then one week after this on Jan 7th I will be offering the Creative Vision Board Workshop at Mayslake Peabody Estate... so excited to bring this to you all there...the room is wide open, windows to let the light in and beautiful with nature all around us..
Vision Board Flyer..... Here