Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26: A Little of This, A Little of That along with a Dash of Crafting

A bit cooler today...high in the very low 60's...cloudy but no rain.  Most of the news is covering the latest school shooting.  So sad.  And mad that no one is taking any action...let me rephrase that...the one party is stopping all action concerned with gun purchases.  We can't even pass background checks, something almost 90% of folks want!!!

They just raised the age to purchase cigarettes to 21.  Same as liquor.  But a gun...18.  And why anyone needs an AR-15...the gun of choice for shooters of beyond me.  Even the inventor refused to purchase and use one!!!

So today we will finish the journal.  Here's my journal...

You can use a variety of things to cover the outside spine from cloth tape to fabric to paper.  I used a white wide heavy tape.  I caught the lace used to close the journal under the tape...

Here are a few page from my third signature...

I attached the pocket and tags we made earlier to the back page...

Here's my entire journal...

I won't be blogging tomorrow but next week we will look at making mini journals.

Talk with you on Monday...

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 24: Again?

Another school shooting.

Just a few short days after another shooting 

That killed shoppers at a grocery store.

Elementary School children and adults lost their lives.

Second, third and fourth grade children.

What are we doing?

This needs to stop and it needs to stop NOW.

Thoughts and prayers, yes

But if that's all we do then we have truly lost our way.

And if we have lost our way,

Then what will become of us and our children?


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24: A Little of This, A Little of That along with a Dash of Crafting

Cloudy and cool today.  High in the mid 60's but no rain forecast...looking outside, I don't believe it.  We will be looking at more houses this weekend.  I have noticed more and more house prices are being cut.  That will work out nice...I think several of the homes we are scheduled to look have had price cuts.

Today I wanted to share the pages in my second of three signatures.  How many pages have you finished?  I hope some of my examples will get your creative juices going...

The following three pictures are of pages made with a regular brown lunch bag.  I cut off the closed end so that the bag opened on both sides.  I added decorative items to the bag as well as two large tags that fit inside...

Get out your supplies and enjoy creating pages.  The cover we made will take three signatures so there's plenty of room.  

Talk with you tomorrow...