Monday, March 11, 2013

Homemade journals

cover detail

I really enjoyed making this journal in Roben-Marie's ripped and stitched online class.
The videos and Roben-Marie's instructions are great.  

journal garter

This book garter was a bonus project.  I love how it came out.  I can tuck papers or note cards under it, at the back of my journal.  

cover fabrics

Strips of fabric sewn to muslin.  My fabrics were once fat quarters and they just look great together.  The batik is my favorite because it has a great design and colors :)

spine of journal

The course videos are available for forever.  Roben-Marie has more courses available via her blog.  I highly recommend checking out Every Life Has a Story and Roben-Marie's art.  

Inner pocket

This course helped me conquer my sewing machine fear and that is BIG!

inside pages

Inside pages printed with paints on my Gelli plate.  

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise journal

I enjoyed making this journal so much that I modified it for one to give to Libby. 


cover design

inside detail

mono printed inner pages

journal garter

journal pages

Making this journal for my daughter was a labor of love.

journal binding

And Libby really liked it, too...

Have you ever made a journal?  Have a sewing phobia?  Do tell...


  1. So very cool! You did a wonderful job!

  2. Hi Donna, I how your journal turned out. I found that sewing pages was less intimidating because you could go crazy with it and it looks great. TTYS!

    Sandy xox


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