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« on: January 07, 2008 01:25:24 PM »

A while back I had found a tutorial on making a small journal using a chopstick as the spine. I can't find the tutorial anymore - but I remembered the basics and gave it a whirl this rainy weekend!

The journal is made the height of the chopstick (approx: 9 inches) and I made the pages about 4.5 inches in width. The covers are made from a heavy weight scrapbook paper and the inside pages are a 32-pound copy paper.

It's a fun and inexpensive idea! This is great for keeping on your nightstand to write down thoughts and ideas in the middle of the night  Cheesy

You can see additional views of them on my blog as well (link in my signature for The Blue Cottage).

Hope you like them!

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 01:38:17 PM »

how clever!! i am looking for a neat notebook to keep track of my completed crafting projects for this year and this would be perfect! would you mind sharing exactly how you bound it all together? this would also make a great addition to any gift or a stocking stuffer...!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 02:01:20 PM »

CUTE!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 02:40:04 PM »

how clever!! i am looking for a neat notebook to keep track of my completed crafting projects for this year and this would be perfect! would you mind sharing exactly how you bound it all together? this would also make a great addition to any gift or a stocking stuffer...!

miss_k...make notches in your chopstick - it doesn't really matter where - but at least have them fairly close to each end for stability of the journal opening and closing. You can use a craft knife to make the notches - or if you are impatient like myself you can use a Dremel tool  Grin Make the notches around the chopstick - it is where your binding thread will sit. Align your paper on your chopstick so you can mark where the holes will be on your paper. Use an awl to punch these holes (or a needle if you don't have an awl). I used waxed linen thread to bind with. Go through the first hole (bottom) from the inside out, leaving a small tail to tie off after. Wrap the thread around your chopstick, resting it securely in the notch. Go back inside the SAME hole and move up to the next hole repeating the process. At the last hole come back inside again and loop your thread under the last stitch to tie securely. Then go back and tie off the first hole at the bottom where you began sewing.
I am trying to find the original tutorial I found for this project - if I do I will send you a PM.

alkalntrin: thank you! I thought it was a CUTE idea too ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 02:51:44 PM »

thanks so much, jolenemarie!!! i will have to put this on my list of things to try...i have a pair of chopsticks floating idly around somewhere in my silverware drawer...*runs off to find them.* Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 03:14:46 PM »

Mucho admiration from numero uno fan! Grin

How did you get the rounded corners? Did the papers come that way?
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008 03:39:01 PM »

Mucho admiration from numero uno fan! Grin

How did you get the rounded corners? Did the papers come that way?

Mucho gracias PlumCrafty  Grin
I used a 'corner' punch to round the corners of the paper  Wink

miss_k, you are very welcome - if I can be of any more help -- just holler  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008 05:09:25 PM »

Thanks for telling how to make the chopstick stay in place. I was thinking how you did it and couldn't figure it out! They really are very pretty books!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008 01:12:06 PM »

Hey Mom,
These journals are even more vibrant in person! Love the length and shape of the rounded corners. They look gorgeous just laying on the table!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 05:02:04 PM »

brilliant
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