Oh, what joy it is to work with all this lace and trim to create this one-of-a-kind journal!   :)  The inspiration for this journal was the beautiful kit with all its peach, pink, and cream roses.  I so love roses!  (The kit is Cottage Lane Volume 2 from NectarsCreations on Etsy.)  It took me a lot longer to create because I added so many handmade items, as you'll see if you watch the video.

If you would like to see a video, click here.   

The journal measures 9" x 6" and has a 2" spine.  There are 3 signatures sewn into the cover using a 3-hole pamphlet stitch.  I sewed multiple layers of fabric and lace onto one side of a heavy-duty file folder cut to size.  The other side has Tyvek for reinforcement and 110# printed cardstock.  Cotton lace has been added to many of the pages, pockets, and tucks.  I've used ribbon and fibers and lace to embellish the tags.

I used vintage lace doilies, lace, and fabric in several places within the journal itself.  I printed on a medium weight cotton fabric to add elements to the cover and inside the journal.  I created cards that feature some embroidery that I did on cotton fabric.  Included are 5 charms and on bulb (or garment) pins.

It has 120+ pages with lots of room for journaling.  Most of the pages, including the pages printed with this digital kit, were tea-dyed.  In addition, I used Vellum, parchment paper, and Neena 67# cardstock. You'll find several envelopes (most made of printed vellum), tags, journal cards, ephemera, tuck spots, and pockets.  She has a lot of room for journaling!  She is chunky but has lots of room for MORE should you chose to add more!  ;) 

This Journal will be a keepsake for many years to come to whoever purchases her.

"2 Cottage Lane" Vintage Junk Journal