i've been thinking for the past week or so 'i must buy a diary so that i can keep a garden journal' i want to make note on successes and disasters eg. do not put seedlings under glass in direct sunlight and fry them to death etc etc....
Well... this morning little Gem my Hidden Treasure (every confused and disorganised artist needs one... oh ..and actually she not that little i think she's taller than me) came round, sorted and tidied my store room see below
i can walk about inside and find things it's a miracle!! Anyway, i found a box of paper i've been saving for arty journals workshops and at last 'ping' the light came on..... make me own journal!
I've put a selection of different papers together in bundles (registers in bookbinding terms) graph, brown, layout, photocopy papers, chopped up envelopes and ripped out pages from the altered books i've been doing lately, letters from the bank manager,,you know the sort of thing.
Then using a stilleto i've poked holes along the folds ready for stitching.
sorry i can't describe the stitching very clearly it takes a while to learn book binding techniques and this really is the scratch version.
glueing the whole thing together and waiting for it to dry. I'll make a cover and finish the thing in the morning...i've got a few seed packets and photo's to go in already.
also uncovered more treasure in the cupboard 2 boxes of Ferrero Rocher, lord knows how long they've been there!!