June 21, 2011

Full Tilt Boogie - Practice Journal Complete ...

Too much FUN.  Completed my practice journal today.  Binding went not too badly.  Here are the photographs.  Haven't opened it yet as the glue is still setting.



My first 'kettle stitch' binding.  Not perfect, not bad either.  I am pleased.  

I am waiting for heavier binding thread to come, so I may make another practice journal ... hmmm ... another Donna Parker Mystery?

The NEXT POST you see on this blog will be my 500th POST.  Please become a friend of my blog and leave a comment to enter for the cool Mexican giveaway.  Lots of great things to play with.

It is good to feel lost... because it proves you have a navigational sense of where "Home" is.  You know that a place that feels like being found exists.  And maybe your current location isn't that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it.  ~Erika Harris


22 comments:

  1. Donna Parker rides again! Well done on getting started and getting a practice journal finished. Looks great. Perhaps I will do the course some day, but not just now, all expenditure has been cancelled! Wow, tomorrow will be your 500th blog post, great! I'm at 391! I feel rather bad today, I haven't got anything that doesn't hurt, so I will be taking it easy today. like a bit more pink painting! Have a great day, have fun, and take care of yourself, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Found my way here from the FTB Yahoo Group. Your book is fabulous... I love the buttons and the ribbon accent. That is a really neat book you used too.
    Thanks for sharing, Emie

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  3. This is just absolutely wonderful. Oh my gosh, I love it Donna. I can't wait to be able to work on mine but time is the enemy right now. Can't wait to see your next journal. I am apprehensive about the binding but looking foward to the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love the book. The buttons are a great addition!

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  5. Looks like a practice book that you can put to good use. Love the cover and the buttons too.

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  6. that's great, I have not try binding that way yet. I might have to give it a try, cause that is super cute.

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  7. Hey Donna,
    I am home from my lovely travels and putting the finishing touches on my travel journal. (I will try to send photos as soon as jet lag wears off!) I am now officially addicted to making books! (and you (YES YOU) are a source of inspiration for me!

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  8. wonderful job! I just got back from PA and I am just starting the videos and the class so have to play catch up! (plus do all my fiber goodies as well for my etsy shop too!!) you did a great job and I love the covers! great idea!! hope to post one soon too! thnx for sharing! Linda

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  9. WOW...your binding looks terrific. I admire you for attempting it. Your final journal will be exquisite with this type of binding.

    I'm attending an on-line digital class today so just wanted to jump over during the break to see what you accomplished.

    Hugs,
    C

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  10. My goodness, Miss Donna, you sure are getting popular over here! Fun, fun fun!!

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  11. looks great! i love the buttons on the tapes, good idea!

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  12. Am enjoying your blog immensely. Congratulations on the 500th posting to come! The kettle stitching is wonderful.

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  13. I think you did a good job on that binding. Love the colors of the book and the brown binding and the buttons. How fun to have your own Donna Parker books!

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  14. Hi Donna - I found you through Good Mail Day's blog. I saw your studio pics there - so colorful and fun! nice job on the journal. I just took the ROD class and made my first ROD journal...so fun making things, especially with things 'normal' people would normally throw away. :)

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  15. Thank you, my lovelies, for being here! Thank you for your encouragement. Welcome to those of you who have not been here before. I'm delighted you have dropped by. hugs, Donna

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  16. I like your jounal, Donna!
    Greetings from Germany,
    Silke

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  17. Interesting and creative cover choice Donna. Hope to make my first practice cover soon. I'm still trying to finish up a ROD travel journal before my memory of the trip fades.

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  18. I am wanting to try more books too!! This binding looks cool. My husband got me a book on different bindings...now I need to get over my fear of diagrams and try some! you are always doing the coolest stuff! i am glad you are out there in blogland! xo

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  19. wonderful book-i still haven't started on mine-had some things on the "to-do" list that had to be done. Now we have company in town for the wkend so maybe monday...

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  20. Oh I totally love everything about this...(I just had to go back and make sure you called it a practice journal) OK fine - "practice" journal. It's so great, I can't believe it is a practice journal. The book cover is great and the ribbon with the fabric behind it and the buttons too - just all fantastic. LOVE IT!

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