Monday, 20 September 2010

This is the thing

First of all I really want to welcome my lovely new followers, thank you so much for supporting me in this little blog of mine! It makes me so happy to see that little counter go up and so inspired to keep on creating for you :)
And that's what I have been doing! I only have a couple to show you today but I am about halfway finished on a lot more that I've been working on this weekend. I'm getting my sewing machine out later so expect some lovely textile goodness on some pages :)

This one was part of the sneak peek I showed you in the last post.
I really love the simplicity of the fabric and list on the left, I was debating adding more but I love it just the way it is! On the right is my goals for this autumn.

This page was inspired by the wonderful Sabrina Ward Harrison. I used a lot of layers and then added some white paint over the top and stuck some charms and embellishments on, plus a little photo of me being quite vain! I think this one might need some more, maybe some subtle journalling around the page!

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I also thought you might be interested in seeing the planning (?) that goes on in my head before I pop it into my life journal. I say 'planning' very lightly because I never get to my journal and know what I am doing, rather I just have words or phrases ready to go. This piece of paper has been floating around on my desk this week, and I write down lyrics that speak to me, or poems or little phrases that relate to my life right now. And it is also the scrap paper I use behind a page when I paint onto it, so that would explain the paint! My memory is terrible, so it really helps me to write things down when I feel them and that way I can write it down in my journal too!

And now, some wonderful vintage sneak peeks! I had to venture under the floor of our house yesterday and found these gorgeous old books! Here are some snaps of some of the beautiful illustrations I found, and I'll show you the full pages some time this week!
I'm hopefully getting all my furniture this week for my new room, and I'm starting to get excited! I want to sew up some fabric bunting to decorate the walls too so if you're interested in a tutorial for that I will get to work!
Hope your week is wonderful
(p.s Only one week left before university starts again! Enjoying the freedom whilst I have it!)


  1. I really like the first spread. The pages are just right. Love the fabric you used.

  2. Hi Katie! I really like your journals. Thanks for stopping by my blog because now I've found your blog! I love your goals for Autumn. All are so worthy.

  3. Lovely, lovely blog! What a beautiful journal!

  4. Hi! I wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. It was a pleasant surprise. :)
    Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your journaling! It's so inspiring and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone!

  5. I'm glad I'm not the only person who makes lists each time the season changes.

  6. These are so cool. I've never been interested in keeping journals but this looks like fun.

  7. Oh wow, all the journal pages look so very great!!

  8. Your journal is perfect. I love it. It reminds me of a book by Keri Smith. So awesome! You should totally think about creating a book like some of hers! I'd buy it! hehe.

  9. Oh! Vintage books are wonderful!

  10. Oh wow! Your book is so inspiring. I keep meaning to start a journal, but i have no time at the moment. Oh, and thanks for your lovely comment, you are very sweet! I just did a new post anyway -- hope you like it. Panda xo

  11. these are such gorgeous pages!! I love a look into your process and your thoughts before creating!! <3

  12. hey thanks again for visiting my blog and commenting. I may post those journal pages I made tomorrow. But for now, I'd be glad if you check my versions of mona lisa.

    Aand, I love the subtleness of the first two pages. The white paint and background make it so simple and beautiful :)

  13. I really love your journal, the watercolors as background are amazing, I whish I could have the time to do something similar, but the blog is sucking in all my energy ;-)