journal from swap

for the christmas in july craft swap at craftaholics anonymous, I made a journal for my swap partner. it was the first time i’ve made something like this, and it was pretty fun – i’ll definitely do it again. it was also my very first swap.

i need a better way to attach the pages though, so if anyone has any suggestions that are still fairly easy, let me know. i used embroidery thread, but it was very loose.

embroidery is definitely the habit i need to have, because it’s cheaper haha.

i’ve never embroidered before and i don’t know if this counts or not, but i didn’t actually set out to embroider. i wanted to add a pocket to the cover and thought that embroidery thread would be prettier than just sewing it, and i happened to have a hoop for another project, so i decided to try it out on there so it would be sturdier, and well, haha, i’m apparently embroidering.. i can see why people use the hoop – so much easier!

[front cover]

[back cover]

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  • ADORABLE! You are totally getting stichy, love it! I just stated embroidery too, it is super fun!

  • Melissa

    I love it.

    I used to embroider. I don’t know why I stopped.

  • Hollie

    It turned out great Lauren! You are really good at all this crafty stuff!

  • Kam

    This is so cute! I’m really inspired to do something right now!