About 6 months ago, I came across a field journal and I had never seen one quite like this. I LOVED what he was using it for and the things that he kept in it, and I thought that it would be the perfect gift for a doodle-loving, picture-taking, pen obsessed friend. So what do I do? I add it my goals board on Pinterest and let the idea
Because sometimes these things go really well for me and come exactly the way I planned them to. Exhibit A
And the project is still sitting in the "box of shame" in the back of the closet.....a year and a half later.
So I was a little apprehensive, and transferring the idea from paper to to fabric was a little challenging. But I am happy with my efforts so far.
I started out with one version of it and it just didn't work out. So I adjusted the idea I had in my head and made it work for what I wanted to achieve. The most fun part about this project was filling up with goodies.
I found these calendar pockets a few months back and thought they would be perfect for this so I grabbed them.
As well as these cool business card sleeves that fit the pictures that print out of the PoGo printer and instax mini camera perfectly.
I also put in various types of paper. Including gridded, watercolor, tracing, and several different colors of card stock, just to jazz it up a bit.
I put some sharpie pens in the pen slots that I made, just to show where they were, but these aren't the pens that will be staying in it. I am going to put an order in at JetPens. There is also a hole punch, a watercolor pen, a corner rounder (not shown), and a travel watercolor set (also not shown) that will all fit in this handy dandy notebook-thing.
I wanted to personalize it a bit for her so I contacted Jill over at TabSlot to see if she could help me out with something, and she totally knocked it out of the park! So thrilled.
To make make the outside, I used some canvas fabric that I hand-dyed myself and the back of the field journal has a zippered pocket to stow away various things that you may wish to carry.
So I am pretty pleased. There a still a few things that I am going to change for next time, so I am not sure if this is the one that will be sent or the next version, but I just wanted to do a bit of show and tell so you can see what I have been working on.
You guys have a great Friday!!!!