Hey Guys! So I assume most of you know about the crazy amount of Journals that I have, and I have decided to elaborate! With photos of course. So first and foremost. Say “Hello” to my crazy collection.
Go ahead, I give you permission to count. There are a total of 40 not including the tiny ones on the bottom right.
So without farther ado, here is my categories.
These are my Diaries. Most of which the stories I blog about come from. The top left one was written when I was 12 years old. The small bottom left one, the blue, is the first ever diary I had written, and I was I think 10. Between the forth and fifth notebook I took a long break. I’m still writing. This year so far I have four, but in 2015 I only used one. So sometimes I write a lot, and sometimes I write just a little.
There they are stacked on top of each other. The newest isn’t too fat because I haven’t printed the pictures and taped them inside yet.
Here are a few photo’s to explain my journal technique.
The picture above is my Journal “Bed” cause I can’t think of anything else to call it. I designed it, hand sewed it and customized it to fit any composition notebook.
There are two rubber corner holders which hold down the bottom left and top right of the journal cover. The rubber band across the inside straps over the current page I’m writing on and opens it to that page when I open the book. It’s a super convenient bookmark. I also added in a pen pouch, on the inside of the journal, so you can’t see it when it’s closed. It zips up to keep the pens from falling out. In Bed 1.0 I did not include that feature, and it was such a nuisance because my pens were always falling out. Yes, this is new and improved Journal Bed 2.0.
Another little feature I added to 2.0, was this shoulder strap. It is hidden inside the “Bed” as well, held in a pocket with an invisible zipper, and comes out when I’m walking around and don’t want to have to carry it.
Sadly I did not take a picture of the “Bed” closed with a notebook inside, but I’ll do that another time maybe. It’s pretty cool. I really had a good time designing it and it’s super perfect for me. I think the only thing I would change for Bed 3.0 would be the material would not be white. It gets dirty really fast, which is annoying because it’s not washable (probably another feature I will add the 3.0) and I plan to use it at least for another 2 years. We’ll see.
So whenever a journal gets filled up, I just pull it out of the bed, label it, and put in a brand new one, clean, and ready for use.
Here is how I label my diaries.
The first picture is my newest full diary. On the top right corner I label which diary it is (Diary #10) as well as the year I filled it (2017).
In the second photo the top left label tell the date that I started and the date that I ended. The permanent marker tells which journal it is (#38) and the blue pattern flap opens up. It becomes like a table of contents, and is color coded. In the first photo you can see the colored stickers sticking out.
So that’s that. I have to go now! But Part Two will be next week. CLICK HERE FOR PART 2
My friend Lydia Howe finally revealed the cover for her book Where Dandelions Grow. So exciting!