Baby Boy Mixed Media Journal

It’s been a while, you guys! I’ve been extremely busy these last few months. We had a lot of home repairs to get done, and my Poshmark side business has been pretty successful, so I’ve been spending more time packaging sales, listing, and organizing my inventory. Shop here if interested! I have lots of nice stuff!

I finally have been able to take a bit of a breather from that and took advantage of that time to start on a baby journal for my cousin who is expecting her first-born son. She’s the first in my immediate family on my mom’s side of my generation to have a child, and I’m extremely excited for her!

I will post more pictures and will post a flipthrough of the completed journal on YouTube when I get it done. I just have a few more finishing touches to put on it.

So far, it’s my favorite that I’ve ever done. I love the bright colors and the colorful wood bead embellishment on the spine. The bead strings were purchased from Tuesday Morning, and they’re pretty much exactly what I was looking for. 😊

I can’t wait to post a full blog showing you the completed project. For now, here are some pictures of it in progress.

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The stars separating the spine and front cover are from Target. I bought them when they were having their Christmas clearance. I love these kinds of embellishments because they effortlessly cover seams and imperfections while adding a unique touch.

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For the inside, I did something a bit different. I used a sheet of canvas for the inside spine. I don’t like how paper wrinkles on me. The top and bottom we’re edges with cardstock to prevent fraying. That was sewn on… Next time I’ll use a needle made for leather, because it kept catching on the machine. That’s alright, though.😊 I’ll admit that I still need to work on the inside spine. The material still seems to crease – especially when their closed, but luckily that’s a purely cosmetic issue that nobody except for I would notice (and you-now that I told you!). It’s also not as noticable when the paper is sewn in.

If you are interested in purchasing a journal from me, I have some for sale on Etsy. I’d love it if you checked them out!

Within the next few days, I will be using blue multi-colored embroidery thread to sew in the pages, and plan on adding a bunch of pockets, die cut and embossed pieces.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy! I will be posting another entry when it’s finished… And hope that my cousin doesn’t read my blog. If she does, though, Hi cousin!!! :p