hello to you my blogging friends from the cold cold northwest, brrr. geesh, could there be snow in our near future? perfect weather for staying in and cozying up with my dh, oops- oohlala! not really. cozying up to my work desk with all the vintage books, ephemera, glues, cutters, inks... you get the idea, lol.
i have listed a new storybook journal in my etsy shop called "winter twitterings"
this 4.25" X 6.5" storybook journal has 60 pages which include a combination of vintage lined writing, velum, sketch, linen, handmade, and watercolor papers. the covers were created from a 1902 book written by pierre loti called pecheur d'islande. the little birds were cut from an 1892 childrens storybook. there is a trinket cluster attached to the o-wire...
closeup of trinket cluster
divider 1- book plate page for your name and date
each divider page has a full page pocket with a top opening, i have clipped a circle in some of the dividers as seen here, other openings are just along the top edge. there is a metal page turner slipped on this divider page.
backside of divider 1
2 handsewn side pockets with vintage lace attached with pins.
divider 2- the mail page
instead of a full page pocket, this page is divided in two with a half circle cut opening on top and a mail slit in the middle. the leaf and flower bud cutout creates a small pocket to hold stamps or other small essentials. there is a leather tab page turner.
there is 1 bottom pocket attached to this side with a cutout vintage postcard image of some cute "snow birds" over the top of a child's music page from a 1928 songbook. each page in this journal is hand stamped and inked.
there are 3 bottom pockets here with the red flower cutout as the third pocket and a double-sided tag slipped in the first pocket , created with a page from a 1920's child's reader.
backside of divider 3
with 2 side pockets and a flower cutout creating a little top pocket. there is a double-sided tag with a vintage postcard image of some more winter birds twittering around a snowy window. Each facing page after the dividers is a vellum page.
one bottom pocket with another cutout pocket on top. a metal tab page turner.
backside of divider 4
with 2 side pockets and a clip. remember, each divider page has a top opening to a large page pocket.
this is a carte-de-visite frame from an 1885 victorian photo album which has been embellished with paper lace, stamps and vintage buttons. there is a double-sided tag with a vintage postcard image and velvet pull, slipped into this side of the frame.
backside of the carte-de-visite page
this side is stamped and embellished with paper lace, a page of vintage music, vintage lace and buttons, and a cutout from a vintage book page.
large page pocket with a half circle top opening and a vintage bird image cutout which serves as a small pocket. and embellished with a scrap from a vintage music page.
backside of divider 5
there are 2 coin envelope pockets on this last divider page with...
2 manila tags with vintage seam binding pulls tucked inside.
"winter twitterings" open
thank you for taking a peek, enjoy your week- i will be listing a pregnancy journal tomorrow if anyone is interested in one. good night my friends. -rebecca