Saturday, March 19

A Necklace of Raindrops to Brighten Your Day

This bright and whimsical journal was made by my youngest, C, who is 11. She made this for a birthday gift for a friend, M. My kids enjoy making gifts for those who appreciate handmade, and M, who is a very creative girl herself, really loved this one.


 The book itself was purchased at a used book sale and the binding was damaged with pages falling out.


C did almost everything herself, from choosing, cutting and folding all these random and scrappy papers, organizing them into signatures, and binding with a double needle coptic stitch. The only thing I did was glue the new endpapers into the covers.


I wouldn't mind one like this for myself!

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece of work! If you hadn't said it was done by your daughter, I'd have easily believed you had made it yourself - it looks very well made.
    I love how she's chosen papers and binding threads to co-ordinate with the original cover.
    Whoever is the lucky recipient of this gift, will be thrilled to bits!
    What talented children you have, to be sure!

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  2. Thanks Lizzie! The important thing is that the kids are enjoying their creativity!

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