Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Start of a New Circle Journal

I thought I'd have a sewing theme to my circle journal this time, my excuse..... ahem, reason being that I'm continuing the theme of my first dare for the DCM which was cards with "real" sewing on them.

Okay, you know how it is when you're trying to think of a good idea for something like this, they all stay firmly locked in the Good Ideas Vault? So I confess, I've just recycled an old one, but I think it'll give enough scope to all those in the circle.

So anyway, the first photo is the front cover of the book, lots of "real" sewing around the papers and to fix the ribbon on, then some doodled stitches added for good measure.

Then just a glimpse of the intro page.............

And this is my own first page - I'd planned to do a couple more pages before it went out, but someone stole the time away from me, you know how it goes, so I've "reserved" the next double page to do when the book comes home again. At least that gives plenty of time to think what those pages will be for.

and now just a glimpse of the signing in instructions.....

The little bobbins fold out to give space for the circle members to write a message.

And finally the back cover - which says it all really!

Now comes the waiting, for each book to arrive for me to add something to, and eventually for the whole circle to be completed and our books back with their originators - I wonder what everyone will put in mine, and will they be happy with what I do in theirs - it's all so scary!


Saffa said...

OOh Kathy,

Thats really lovely! Well done you. I love the old photo of GGGran!!
Thanks for youe sweet words of support too!

Rosie said...

Love the start of your journal Karen. Don't forget to photograph it and upload it when it comes back to you.

Janine said...

I love your sign in page, very clever. Love what you have done with your cj. Getting them back is the fun bit.

Paula said...

Gorgeous stuff. Sewing always looks fab but my needles keep breaking!!!
I love heritage & vintage very much. Have done quite a few pages on the theme of late after I did a pencil lines sketch using Henry VIII, I remembered my love of history & Archaeology!!

Jo said...

This is gorgeous, sewing looks superfab, sign in page is such an inspired idea :)

jo xx

Esther said...

Kathy- sorry it has taken me sooo long to getting round to say a HUGE THANK YOU for my package of goodies! The handbags are especially amazing- I take it you made them yourself? Thank you so much, (left a bit on my blog about it also) Lovely CJ! keep up the good work. Thanks again. esther

Scrapbook WithVanilla said...

Kathy- that is sooooo beautiful! I just love it!! Love the touch of mauve! What an amazing thing the whole concept of a "circle journal"!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Kathy this is going to be gorgeous when it's complete it's already stunning!!!... one day I'd love to be involved in something like this... I've done this sort of thing with patchwork and loved that... but this is so much more fun!! ;o)

Kimberly White said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! What a great idea for a cj! Love all those ribbons! Kim

Em said...

Kathy that is just lovely.

Your sign in page is just so clever, what a fab idea.

Can't wait to see more of it!