Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crafty

So I'm not very artistic or crafty. I have no idea how some people do it. I feel like i don't have enough time (not to mention enough talent - ha!). But i try to do simple things. I've picked up painting again, which is fun - and i will not share those with you. My favorite "craft" is paper crafts. I guess i just like to work with paper because it's cheap and fast and easy. I mostly like to make cards, which also applies my love for the written word - i haven't done this in a long time though, i'm not sure why.


Well, I'm an avid journaler and so is my sister. I decided that a hand-made journal would be a great gift idea. Her birthday was in May, yet i didn't get around to making her a journal until a few weeks ago, when i have been couch-ridden because of my ankle surgery. I was really happy with how it turned out and i think i'll try to make some more in the future! I checked out 5 books at my local library to learn how to make a book, but i'm including a link to the book that was the best below. It was really great in explaining different kind of books and bindings. I made the typical journal, forget the accordion book, apple book, picture book, etc... maybe for a more ambitious paper-crafter. It was a lot of fun and i think it was a great idea.

I'm starting to think about Christmas gifts and i definitely think that hand-made is the way to go. This is a good idea - inexpensive and simple. Don't worry, i'm not planning on making everyone journals this year. If i can't make something i'll still try to buy gifts handmade on Etsy or somewhere else.


3 comments:

Maryn Hill said...

oh hannah! i just spent an hour reading over your entries since your accident - i had no idea! i am SO sorry. i noticed the bike was being sold and i wondered why...oh i am so sorry. it sounds awful...i wish i could come sit with you and keep you company!

em said...

nice job on the book, hannah! LOVE IT...my crafty side is curious...

Lindsay Schneck said...

that looks pretty crafty to me! so cute!