At the beginning of the month I decided to start a book.
Not write a book, no, I've tried that and failed miserably! I had decided to make a book.
In this book I would put things that were inspiring me; I would collect bits and bobs for it, and I would record some of the happenings of the month in it. I would devote a page or two to each month, and continue with it throughout the year.
I had on hand a plain notebook, so I decided to use it as my base.
This book would be part scrapbook, part inspiration board and part journal.
And so I began. At the beginning of February I was in love with all things denim and lace, so these were added.
February was typed using my typewriter, on a scrap from an old book.
Gumnuts, lavender flowers and grass stalks were added.
A fabric scrap and one of my favourite buttons.
An owl was stamped, to represent the coming and going of Mr Boobook.
Notes were added, foam rain clouds glued, along with the prototype tag of my new packaging.
Slowly the page became more and more crowded, and the book wouldn't close (courtesy of the gumnuts, I think). I stitched a wooden button to the back and front, and used a piece of twine to keep the cover shut.
At the end of the year I will have a book filled with notes and other bits and pieces. I will have an 2013 Inspiration Journal, something I can keep and look back through in the years to come. I just wish I'd thought of this book in January, as it will be the only month missing.
Why not make and Inspiration Journal of your own? It's better than a mood board, more fun than Pinterest, and is something that the creative side of you will enjoy.
What little notes do you have from February?