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Monday, 16 March 2015

Junk journalling and upcycling books. Rag face progress.

Hopefully spring is in the air!
After another break.
A little look at what I've been up to.

I have always kept or collected books or papers that I think might be useful (!) 
I have also recently been watching many, many, many films on you tube about junk journalling, scrapbooking etc.
It appealed to me because some use lots of different elements in their journals.
Lots of elements that I have in big piles, but haven't made use of yet!
 I thought I may be able to make something more cohesive and useful.
I had some old ladybird books that were falling apart.

I spent some time cutting out parts of the images that I liked.

Please excuse the awful nails!

I glued an image onto the back too so they can be used in small books.

These are still a work in progress.
I was also interested in making little books from fragments of things, writing,fabric,ribbon, papers etc.
Either they will be a stand alone book, or something that I can add blank papers to and it can then be used like a sketchbook.

I love finding aged papers with marks and writing of a time gone by.

The next one in progress is using more of the ladybird pictures, old greetings cards etc.

I'd love a pair of gloves like those.
I even got my own chunky wool out for a bit of blanket stitch! 

The next is a definite junk journal, made with magazines, book papers, old music etc.

Tried sewing some pockets.

Put in blank pages for writing or photos.

Lastly a piccy or two of  the rag picture so far.

I now have to get myself in gear and get back to doing my Etsy shop.
What have you all been up to? 
Anyone else tried junk journalling?
Bye for now, Fliss x


  1. You've given them a whole new life :) xxx

  2. Thanks for popping in Amanda. I hope to get 'me' piles of paper down! In truth I think I'll be buying more, because...I know I will.x


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