When I saw this post on Thrift Store Crafter, I suddenly remembered that I, too, have a journal upcycled from a vintage book! I also remembered that I’d promised the person who gave it to me (my BFF/sister Susan) that I would actually USE it and not put it away with my treasures, so I got it off the shelf and began listing all the crafts/sewing projects I want to make and tucking in clippings and patterns. Now, when I find myself with a little block of free time, I’ll be all ready to go. And besides . . . this journal just makes me smile! ♥ P.S. Be sure to check out Sarah’s tutorials on Thrift Store Crafter!
Way cool journal! I hope you use it. I’ve been using mine! Thanks for the link!
You’re very welcome, Sarah! And I hope you get lots of new visitors to your fun blog! 🙂
What a great site Thrift Store Crafter. Those books remind me of the very first childrens book I ever saw. My brother was 2 years older than me and he bought a book (probably similar to the ones you write but longer ago) home from school for “reading practice”. My brother read it to me and I realize now I was blessed with an almost innate ability to read. Thus began my lifelong love of reading. I always think of this when I read your blog and I imagine other little “gentlestitches” seeing books written for children by you and being inspired like I was. If I mentioned this before forgive me, it is just that “meeting” you makes the memory even sweeter. 😀
That has to be the sweetest comment ever! Thank you so much, Sharon . . . you made my day! Big hug, Katherine
Oh, I love this! I actually have a couple of old Donna Parker books. Coincidentally, I posted about vintage kids books today, too.
It’s so nice to meet you, and after visiting your blog, I found we have a lot in common! 🙂 Oh, and I just ordered your book for a sweet girl in my family! Best wishes on all your new writing projects. 🙂
Thank you so much, Katherine! We do have a lot in common and I’ll be checking out your books as well. I look forward to your future posts.
Can I please have some of your crafting ability? I’m useless but love the look of this.
You’re one creative lady, so I know you could do all sorts of crafty things! 🙂 But you have an amazing hobby already . . . keep doing what you love!
That’s beautiful. So clever, too.
Thank you, Alys . . . it was such a fun gift! 🙂
This is awesome!
Thanks for sharing. Now I’m going to have to start keeping an eye out when I go to the thrift stores for vintage children’s books. 😉
Me, too! I’d really love to try my hand at making some of these myself! 🙂
Love the idea of having a journal to record your crafting endeavours – bit like a blog but on paper! Love the journal too.
It’s so handy to have all my ideas in one place . . . then I’m not trying to remember what I wanted to work on next! 🙂
How neat is that?! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea, Katherine! Hmm..I’m thinking “fabric swatch keeper”, too. 🙂
I LOVE that idea, Kim! I can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
Looks like a good job for Miss Donna! Lurve you – Susan
I’m glad she’s out where I can see her now! 🙂 Thank you again for the fun journal, dear BFF!
How cool is this?! I love anything vintage…and I would definitely be motivated to write in a journal that boasted a cover like yours. So fun!
Thank you, Lauren . . . it was such a sweet and fun gift! 🙂
Thanks for the link and I love the journal. Problem is, I’ve never seen a Donna Parker book at a thrift store. Paid good money at an antique store for 3 of them. Found 3 Trixie Belden new but would not make journals out of them. I looked at the thrift store this week and saw nothing useable but will keep searching. Wonderful idea when I find one.
Good luck on your search! (Sometimes the quest is half the fun!) 🙂
You are so right. And I love old books. Someone must have already bought most of them for just the purpose to create something new.