Another organizing project I've been wanting to accomplish
for far too long is a knitting journal.....a book to keep/record:
*skein labels & garment care instructions
*pattern notes and changes
*needle sizes used
*photos of completed projects
*lists of projects I have stash in hand for
I know you can purchase pre-made knitting journals,
but I'm a free spirit and wanted to make my own and
not be limited by someone else's pre-printed parameters...
Neither did I want to spend much.....
nor wait long.....
Fortunately, I ran across a post at
Homespun Living by Deb, and one of her photos
(fourth photo down on this post)
made my creative juices flow.....
And here is my result: quick, simple, inexpensive
free knitting journal instructions.
Take a 94 cent composition book, in your favorite color,
from your favorite discount store,
and while you're there, pick up some cardstock to match your book.
Do a Google Search for graphics of your choice...
I think I typed in "free sheep clip art."
(Or just go here to find the graphic I used.)
Grab you favorite image and copy and paste it into a document,
play with the size, add a font you like,
then print it out onto cardstock.
Cut and trim to your heart's content,
(I layered mine because I liked the look)
then glue it on the cover.
I considered decopauge-ing the cover,
but went with clear contact plastic instead.
(Applied after I took these photos...)
And there you have it.....
200 or so pages to doodle away in till the ewe's come home.....
all for a couple of bucks.
No pun intended.