Ok, so I made my journal with the enormous aid of alisonwonderland's tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10347.0
. I would still be looking at the paper wondering how to put it together, if it weren't for her help, so thank you
I used an old sweater I wore once, for the cover fabric and followed Alisonwonderland's amazing tut and used recycled cardboard from a Dr.Martens shoe box and card from the craft shop for the paper, green and white. I stamped some cute Hello Kitty stamps on all the right pages, as it is a present for a friend. It is my first attempt, obviously!
I beaded the front cover, at first to cover my wonky machine stitching(oops) but I think it makes it look better
The bookmark is a tie from an Indian style top I also never wear!
I love it, I just hope the person it is for does! haha
here is some pics, sorry for the waffling, I tend to overdescribe things. NEVER ask me for directions! lol
inside with bookmark