On Thursday night the lovely Life Craft had a Journal Making Workshop. As an admirer of crisp fresh notebooks I just had to have a go. The class was led by the fantastic Lucy Jackson, who not only gave us great hints and tips, sent us home with our journals made & instructions in hand, so we can do it again. Lucy describes herself as a craftaholic - this is a term I can so understand! We made A5 journals, with padded covers, and 60 pages inside. We learnt to do coptic binding to tie it all together. And when asked if I wanted to put buttons on the front - of course I said yes!
I am a quite a messy person, and did fear that my journal would come out with odd shaped pages and a little wobbly - but my fears are vanished, the journal is very sturdy and professional looking. This is certainly a craft I want to try again and again. Maybe one day I'll get to have my very own stationery village like Howard Moon!