daytripping | mini book

Posted on September 14, 2015 by

This summer has been an absolute whirlwind.  The only thing missing was my husband.  He has been gone for training for several months since we moved to Virginia.  The one month he was able to be home with us (August) we spent as much time as we could out doing things together.  Boating, hiking, fishing...whatever we could find close to us.  I decided to use one of my blank Moleskines to document these adventures.  So far I only have the first trip in it but I will fill it up as I have time with the rest of the day trips.

 

Here is the stash of stuff I pulled from the awesome Main kit to use for this book.

 Just looking at all the pretty things in one place ready to be used makes me happy.  I couldn't wait to get started.

 All of the following images were taken as I was putting it together so you can see a bit of my process as well as the details.

 I wanted to keep this book fairly simple but pretty.  I think I managed that.  Now I have a good template to look back on as I finish the book out.

 

I originally just glued this down but after putting everything else in the book, I realized it wouldn't stay well so I sewed it on at the end.  The main photo shows that.  I used my sewing machine but you could easily hand sew it.

When placing the pretty paper border on, I made sure to leave a little room for the fold.  I didn't want the paper to tear as I opened and closed the book later on.

That is is so far.  I love how it is coming out.  This will be a lot of fun to thumb through over the next few years especially since we don't know how long we will be in Virginia.  I want to remember it all.

 

Posted in american crafts, Brenda Smith, crate paper, main kit, mini, mini book, September 15 Kits, summer