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12 responses to “Ahoy!

  1. Very nice, love this. Lots of fun ideas! I always buy my journals, but this looks like I can do it, the way you explain it.

  2. Amanda

    Hey, I had a question about the purpose of the wax paper in your bookbinding tute. I’m not quite sure what it’s for or why you used it. I would love to know why! It’s my first time making a book, and I was wondering if I really needed it or not.


    P.S. your tutorial is phenomenal! It’s so great, and really easy to follow! Thanks for making it!

  3. Selma


    I really liked the journal tutorial! I think I’ll do it myself, but I was just wondering if it would be possible to use boogers instead of glue. Do you think this would work? I have a glandular sinus condition that causes me to produce a very high volume of sticky boogers and I was hoping to put some of them to good use instead of just feeding them to my pet hamster Tony.

    Your thoughts?

    Thanks again!

    – Selma

  4. stewd arts

    Thank you so much for your journal tutorial. It really simplified the sewing of the spine for me. I would like to make my own journals and sketchbooks because I can’t seem to find any I really really like. I was just too lazy (or maybe couldn’t find the right tutorial) to make them.

  5. Leandra

    thanks for your journal tut! instead of creating my own cover i am using the cover of an out of date book i got for free. i removed all the pages so its an empty canvas waiting to be filled. this was not my original idea and the way i saw it originally looked less professional; however, they incorporated old pages from the book into the journal. it was neat!

  6. Great tutorials. I think I like this journal making method better than the last one I followed (it didn’t use folded papers or fabric) although it was easier (good for the kiddies) it was less fancy. Ill try this one soon for sure.

  7. journal88

    Thank you for sharing the bookbinding instruction! I’ll try this next!

  8. It looks good! Thank you, let the learned knowledge.

  9. I am retired now and looking for a project to do. I have found it. Thank you. Years ago I worked for a University and one of my “jobs” was to “fix” and “preserve” our library’s old books. I used many of these techniques. One semester a group of us gathered for a “journal making” workshop. I created my first book in much the same manner as Curiously Crafty has suggested. Once you get your supplies, you can make any number of books or journals. Do not rush the project. And let it firmly dry or set before going on to the next step. Use acid free glues and acid free papers for this project and it will last for many years. Cheap papers will only yellow and crinkle within a year even if kept in a dark drawer. Exacto knives will help cut the corners easily. Use a fabric cutting board with ruler to get the exact size. The needle should be a heavy fabric needle — some are curved and work better than a straight needle. Good luck on the projects. Joyce in Florida

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