The Whimsy Catcher
So I know I said my next post was going to be tutorials but I got sidetracked (get used to it) by this. Since I started the blog last week my mind has been literally going crazy with ideas for projects and I have to write these things down or draw them or they are gone. I knew that the perfect place to do that would have been my teal notebook. It is kind of where the inspiration behind "The Whimsy Diaries" was born. I bought this notebook on clearance at Target probably 4 years ago and it is one of my most prized possessions. I love pinterest and I love my iphone but I sometimes need something that is completely from my own brain to the paper. This book has a crazy mix of things from recipes jotted down from a friend to Christmas lists for my kids to sketches of something I want to make. As I looked back through this book, I realized it's probably the closest I will ever get to journaling. But it's full. Enter Black Friday, and Michael's sketch books were on sale buy one get on free!! I thought it was the perfect solution and after pulling out all of my fabric scraps, throwing a piece of scrapbooking paper on the cover with modge podge, this is what I came up with.
I basically just cut a wide strip of heavier fabric, hemmed it and attached little strips with a flap for a pocket for my pencils and to keep the book closed when I am not using it. I also used stamps to stamp my initial on a piece of fabric. So I am calling it "The Whimsy Catcher" and it will catch all of the stray thoughts coming out of my brain! I am excited to use it and keep all of my ideas organized (well, we can hope right?). I always have random bits of time waiting for a therapy appt. or to pick someone up from school and I know exactly how I will be spending those!!
Wow, it is kind of disturbing how happy a book full of blank paper can make me. I guess I should be more understanding when my kids have stolen all the printer paper. . . . . . . . .