Thursday, February 26, 2015

Curious Bundles: The On-Line Class

Wanna make one of your own?
Join me in my new
on-line class 
to learn how.
Curious Bundles-The Class

Registration is now open. 
You'll find all of the details here.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chirp! Tweet!

Chirp! Tweet!
Swiss Cross 
Curious Bundle 
Mixed Media Journal
Spring is coming, I promise.
Just look at those wee little faces. 
Don't they make you smile?
These little guys are on the cover of my latest 
bundle journal.
The journal is 10" tall by 9" wide and each panel is 30.5" long. 
When the journal is fully open it forms the shape of a Swiss cross.
The journal has a total of 7 pockets.
Here are some peeks.
Pocket 1
Pocket 1 stuffed.
Pocket 2
Pocket 2 stuffed.
Pocket 3
Pocket 3 stuffed.
Pocket 4
Pocket 4 stuffed.
Pocket 5
Pocket 5 stuffed.
Pocket 6.
I didn't get a photo of this one stuffed.
I forgot to flip the journal over to the other side.
Oops. My bad.
Pocket 7 and my personal favorite.
The wee birdcage pocket.
Pocket 7 stuffed.
This journal is looking for a new home.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Swiss Cross Curious Bundle Mixed Media Journal

Swiss Cross 
Curious Bundle Journal
This inconspicuous, 6" wide by 6.5 tall" by 4.5" deep bundle conceals a journal that folds outward and takes the form of a Swiss cross that measures 68" in length and has a grand total of 38 pockets. Because of it's size it was impossible to get a full on photo of it. 
Side view.
Bottom of journal.
Journal panels in progress. 
I probably won't make a journal quite this big again but it was fun and the design itself works flawlessly. Each pocket holds pages for journaling and folds nicely back together.
This journal is ready for adoption in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Journals In The Works

Wild Rumpus
Gathering Up Bits Of The World
'HuG' style journal.

Over the weekend I got hit with an idea for another 'bundle' style journal and like a puppy with a new toy, once I had it in my grasp I couldn't let go of it. I had to see if what I envisioned in my mind could actually be sewn and created and after many hours of tweaking and measuring and fussing, I finally got the idea to work and the prototype I've been working on since Sunday is starting to come together. I am quite pleased with how it's turning out. I don't have photos yet but they are coming soon. 
In the mean time I've decided to send 2 of my journals out into the world should anyone want to adopt them. These 2 hold a special place in my heart, but life being life there is always something needing to be replaced and or repaired....I'll leave it at that :)

And I am so excited to share this with you guys. Yesterday Brittney's exceptionally talented boyfriend, Scott filmed my first ever journal flip through video which you can find here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

When Life Throws You Scraps 'Curious Bundle'

Another curious bundle 
seeks new home. 
When life
throws you scraps....I say,
be tough and get out 
there are play.
10" tall by 10" wide
(15" tall including fringe)
38" long when open
with a 90" wrap around closure
with 5 roomy pockets 
and one mini pocket.
Inside cover and pocket 1 stuffed.
Pocket 1 fabric detail.
Pockets 2 and 3 with happy, fringy papers 
and other bits.
Pockets 2 (with mini pocket) and 3 stuffed.
Pocket 2 fabric detail.
Pocket 3 fabric detail
and vintage photo
which is removable.
Pockets 4 and 5 stuffed.
Pocket 4 fabric detail.
Pocket 5 fabric detail.
Back of journal.
That is all I've got today on this windy, 
chilly day in Minnesota.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Come Out And Play On The Edge

Come Out And 
Play On The Edge
Curious Bundle

I finished this yesterday. 
Playing and experimenting with colors 
and a window made out of 
jeans. I added a few elements from
a fabric print of a journal page I made several years ago 
to complete the cover as shown above.
It's a nice sized 'curious bundle' and the pockets are
roomy and welcoming. 
The body of the journal is 10.5" tall
and extends to 16" with the fringe. 
It's 51" in length and 11" wide
with 7 big pockets. 

Page peeks.
Pocket 1
Pocket 2
Pocket 3
Pocket 4
Pocket 5
Pocket 6
Pocket 7
Back cover.
I've listed this in my Etsy shop. 
Come out and play. 
This journal is waiting for you.