Sunday, June 27, 2010

The first part of a 15 month journal round robin!!

I am taking part in a fifteen month journal exchange and tomorrow, l post of my book to the next person in the list. I thought l would show it to you. I have never done anything like this before and although stressful at times, l have enjoyed it. So for the next 15 months, on the 1st of each month, l will be sending of another person's book. In that book l have to completed a double page spread on a topic of her choice!!
Making the A5 journal caused me and my husband a few sleepless nights but we got there eventually.
The first image is of the finished A5 book with holes but not sewn yet.
The sewing was easier than l thought it would be! The knack is to make sure the signatures are held firm and when you tie the end knot, you remember which way the ends lie. If you pull the threads in the wrong direction they will tear the holes!!!! 

The image below shows my page before l have created my "Language" piece. The flap on the right, is where l write my details.
This next image shows the 2 page spread after mine. Where l had written my details..this person will write hers but on this side!!
And below is my finished piece without written bits of information.

The last two images are of the info fold and the front record sheet.

Off to the Post Office with it tomorrow morning..isn't going far this time only to Claire in Surry!..l could deliver it by hand really!


  1. Sounds like a very interesting project... more than a year of exchanges, that´s great... - thank you for stopping by at Gerdiary, I enjoyed my visit here, + I´ll come again...

  2. Thanks for visiting and l love your "pink" period!xlynda

  3. oh boy I love this - I can't wait to get back to my studio and sew sew sew.
    I look forward to seeing the photos as it goes around, what fun!

  4. I love round robins and this looks like it is going to be a super duper one! Have fun and just think how cool your journal will be when you receive back in 15 months (holy cow! that's a long time and a lot of good art makin').

  5. This is my first round robin and yes..l am a "want it now" kind of person and 15 mths is SOOOOOOOOO long!Hax thanks for visiytingb..l love your work. lyndaxx

  6. This looks like a fun project. I'll bookmark to see how it progresses. Love the covers that you created. I'm enjoying visiting your blog and seeing your work.

  7. Wow. I'm new to journaling and this is the first time I've ever seen anything like this. It's something that I'll definitely have to have a go at in the future.

    ps. Thanks for stopping by my little blog. :)