Sunday, February 17, 2013


Good friend Hope and I had a special day learning how to make Journals from scratch with her son Skip as our teacher. This day was my birthday gift from Hope. How neat it was! We started about 10:00 am and finished about 4:30p.m. with time out for lunch in his beautiful Sunroom/Studio  that he designed and built himself. Hope had the lunch menu all planned so we stopped at Price Chopper on the way over to pick up the selected items.

Hope working away  with her son Skip guiding the process.

We decided there must be about 8 -10 steps in making our journals. Skip had the supplies all laid out and ready for us to make selections. That saved several more steps and a great deal of time.
Here we are with our Masterpieces!  We both talked about using these special journals to record our poetry. Mine will also have embellishments  like: paint, lace, ribbon and copies of old photos. I plan to do some on the cover also.  We were all very  tired when we got through, but were really pleased with our accomplishments!  Thank You so much Skip!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a great birthday gift from your friend Hope! I really can't imagine making something like that from scratch. What an accomplishment!
Thanks for sharing Marlynne,
Erica :)

laurajane said...

Both books look really great.Enjoy using them.
Laura xx

Melody said...

Two great books and it looks like fun too.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic birthday gift and a great way to spend the day. They both turned out great looking. I love the idea that you will both record your own poetry. etc in them. Way to go Skip!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

What pretty journals you made! It looked like you were having a really good time with your friend, I know you will enjoy filling them with your poetry and photos. Sweet memories.

Sandra Kaye said...

Looks like you are having an awesome time making journals!!!