A journaler by night and a sewist by day, put them together and you have some very pretty fabric covered journal writing booklets. Grab a favorite pen and bring along tons of inspiration because your list writing / journaling just started flowing.
“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know
till he takes up the pen to write.”
~ William Makepeace Thackeray
Love at first write
I have a real fondness for journaling, letter writing and I’m working on becoming a better list maker. Journaling has always been a go-to spot for all those brain cobwebs since a young whipper snapper at 13. My first journal was a confirmation gift and….wait for it – it came with a lock! You had one, too?! This was the best. Since then, I’ve managed to plow through at least 20+ journals – a lot of cobwebs, I know. My family knows that one day they will “go with me”, if ya know what I mean.
“Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury.
It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change.”
~ Julia Cameron
All the feelings in one place
As a self-taught bookbinder, from way back when, I put my love for fabric and journaling in the mixer and made hand-bound custom journals with binders glue, binders thread and beeswax, and a book press. Not to mention this was actually when Bound to be Creative was born – get it “bound”? All the feelings went into making these journals for friends and family. Fast forward ten+ years, life happened and my hand-bound journal making took a back seat BUT my love for journaling remained. It’s all about self-care and keeping in check with our inner web. Some people punch pillows to get feelings out I write them down.
Love is in the details
As a textural soul, I created this type of closure with a scrunchy-type elastic binder. It’s soothing to the touch. I may refer to these as “journals” but in fact the fabric is so pretty they could sit out on a coffee table for guests to jot down kind words (or not) after a lovely stay at your cabin or lake home. A chores list on Saturday morning became much less daunting (especially if it’s Susie’s turn to clean the toilets). Perhaps your lovely, forgetful great-grandma (or self) just needs some daily task remembers.
Finally, the iconic Anne Frank had some things to say about journaling.
“I haven’t written for a few days, because I wanted first of all to think about my diary. It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I—nor for that matter anyone else—will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Still, what does that matter? I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart”
~ Anne Frank
Are you a journaler or writer or not? How do you deal with those cobwebs and inner webbings of life? Drop me an email!
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