Once I found Mary Ann Moss and her Remains of the Day Journal tutorial, I found IT. Everything I had been saving and learning came together in a sewn handmade book.
I signed up for her next online journal class, Full Tilt Boogie in November 2011.
I don't think of myself as an optimist or even a hopeful person, but I somehow believe in this future Utopia of feeling centered and having loads of time on my hands.
Since that hasn't happened I embarked In May of 2011, only a year and a half after my initial purchase, to watch the videos and make a journal.
Using the 30 minute chunks of time I pieced this together over several weeks.
And I am in love.
I utilized an old celluloid album I bought in November 2012 at the Rose Bowl Flea.
I employed the sewing collage page technique from Remains of the Day.
I made my pages the same size, mostly.
And it is fabulous.
I made it!
I love it!
Remember that childlike enthusiasm for things you made? I have that now!
And I will not apologize for tons of photos of my baby!
I want to remind you about the Hope For Oklahoma online auction which ends 14 June 2012. My dolls are currently at $10 each with free shipping. You an get a deal here and help Oklahoma following the May tornado devastation.