Hello all, this is my first completed-project post (long time lurker, of course). I just wanted to share a blank journal I made recently for a friend's birthday. Please let me know if my images aren't working, this is still pretty new to me...
The exterior of the book. It's about 5.5" square. I used teal paper for the cover and decided it was too plain, so going with a fish theme I half-traced half-sketched a motif from a Dover book. I then outlined in pen and colored with, of all things, those gel-pens that everyone had in the mid-90s...I've still got a huge collection for some reason. The string on it has glass beads - mostly just an excuse to put beads on it, but it also ties the book shut.
A detail of the cover to show how some of the pens are metallic and some sparkly.
Inside the book. The signatures alternate lined paper and blank sea-green paper since my friend is both a poet and a compulsive doodler. I'll admit the interior is not the highlight of my craftsmanship.
And finally...I think I took the fish theme a little overboard (ouch, sorry for the pun) with the next part...
I knitted a "net," sort of a carry-case and protector for the book.
Sock yarn on size 17 needles = more awkward than a middle-school dance, but it only took about an hour and a half to knit so it wasn't so
I think she liked it, but I'm also pretty sure she now thinks I'm a complete nutter. Thanks for looking!