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Craftywife
« on: October 03, 2006 07:25:58 AM »

Ok, I searched through the Discussions and Questions and didn't really find an answer so....

I bought a beautiful, handmade journal (yes, I know, not very Craftster of me!) with a handmade cover and papers inside.  It's GORGEOUS!  If I use it, I want it to be for something special, not for to-do lists like most of my notebooks.  I don't really keep a journal / diary.  So what do you use your handmade papers / books for? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006 07:36:38 AM »

Actually I have a swap journal that was made for me and I keep track of all my swaps in it.  I have another one that I made (not quite so pretty!) that I keep ideas, possible partners for swaps, misc swapping/Craftster stuff in.  Yep, I'm a dedicated Craftster! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006 07:37:58 AM »

mostly i like to collage in handmade journals.  i keep my eyes peeled for little bits of things: love notes, photos, jokes, articles, fortune cookie fortunes, stickers, poems and then just glue them in willy-nilly.  i try to write little memos of why they are important or where they came from and when.  i also keep a little sketchbook in my bag for ideas and drawing what i see on the street, which sometimes looks great in those kind of journals.  and if list-making is your thing, try writing up your favorite books (and have others do the same for you so you always have a reading list), movies, dreams, or what-i-want-to-do-before-i-die type things.  this helps to make the journal a snapshot of your life and something fun to look at in years to come.  hope this helps!  you should post photos as it comes along!
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006 09:40:43 AM »

I tend to use mine for ideas.  Things that i want to come back to, places that have wonderful thing, gift ideas.  I'm also always on the look out for new music so I have tons of little sticky notes with "Must Get _____"  Those will get put into my books. Oh and stamp testing. 

 
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006 02:15:28 PM »

I use mine for knitting patterns.  Sometimes I'll find a pattern online and instead of printing it out I'll actually put it in my notebook :-)
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006 07:28:31 PM »

Science fantasy worldbuilding fragments.  Grin

I also make swap journals, which I'm finding are really great things to have.
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Lack_Luster
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006 07:50:44 PM »

I have this problem also! I have over 20 journals/sketchbooks laying in a drawer just waiting to be used.

What I usually end up doing with them is making them into photo journals. Take like photos and put them in there nice.

One other thing I did was for my mother. I took a bunch of baby pictures of myself and my brother and some nice quotes from a quote book and put them in on random pages so SHE could use it as a journal.

I personally cant bring myself to write in them though because I always think the journal is to pretty for my angry thoughts ^^ Plus if I make a mistake! Gah
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006 05:05:14 AM »

I've made one so far and that has been given to my MIL as a birthday present. She's very into genealogy and is going to write down all her bits in there Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006 02:15:59 PM »

I have this problem as well.  I love getting a new blank book, its so full of potential.  And I don't want to ruin it by filling it with rubbish or making a mess or even having sloppy handwriting, so most of the things I write are on scraps of paper, post-its, rizlas and so on, that get lost or wrecked.
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