burst journals

burst journals
my burst journals are now up in my etsy shop! available in cream, celery, and steel blue. i shared a sneak peek last week, and many of you wondered how i punched the holes. um, i can’t give away all of my secrets! but i may email you how i did it if you ask nicely.

so yes. these are done. i came up with the idea back in september, and ordered all of the materials (papers are from french paper, book cloth from talas). i put everything together and procrastinated on the binding. coptic binding is currently my least favorite binding. i think it’s because i want to pull the thread tight. but if the binding is tight, the book won’t lay flat and the cover will stick up. oh man, is it hard to do loose bindings.

but i’m still pretty happy with them. i love orange, and was looking for a way to design a line where orange is prominent. if any of these sell, i may continue the line with different patterns…

14 responses to “burst journals”

  1. Jess says:

    These are lovely!

  2. Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs says:

    I adore them! Very unique. Love the colors, great pattern and that binding is so tidy. Know what you mean about being loose, I tend prefer working on the tight side myself. Must be the perfectionist in us.

    PS I think you should make photo albums like this too.

  3. Claudia says:

    omg, this is so beautiful!!! you’re so talented :) wow wow wow

  4. Carina says:

    They are really beautiful, Jen! Love the colours – and I’m not a fan of grey usually! (-;

  5. ambika says:

    These are just lovely–the colors, the cut outs. Off to look further now…

  6. Marian says:

    love the color combinations! Right on time for the beginning of the x-mas shopping (in the netherlands, gifts are exchanged on the 5th of December, so I have to start soon with the shopping…).

    On my way to your shop..

  7. aimee says:

    oh, how gorgeous! the sun really does look like it is bursting off the cover. what amazing attention to detail. i can’t imagine how long it must take for you to make one of these.

  8. alex says:

    these have turned out REALLY fantastically. and yes, they would be beautiful as photo albums too.

  9. Martha says:

    Beautiful work! These look great!
    Glad to see you had some creative time too! :)

  10. Ayama says:

    swoon. in love and we both agree on the orange. ahhh better call my friend and let them know that they are on sale. ;D (yes i promote you in oz and singers)

  11. jenn says:

    way super cool.. again, you’re an inspiration.

  12. Jackie says:

    These turned out even lovelier than anticipated! Is making things tight a perfectionist quality, because that’s how I crochet….

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  14. Little Bohème says:

    Waouw, they look great. I’ll check your etsy shop.