A covered journal

I made another covered journal for a friend who moved away (boo!) and bought a new house.

The book is intended to keep a journal of house activities, so you can look back and know exactly when you did things like update the water heater, install a new faucet, keep paint chips and chronicle where you bought the paint and when–and so on, and so on.

I have found mine invaluable, because I also write down the services I call and how much they charged–the plumber, the electrician, the guy who came out and charged way too much for an inspection–I know who not to call again!


I think the fabrics are both by Bonnie and Camille, one called “Vintage Picnic,” and the other “Handmade.”


I bought that button twenty years ago to use on a sweater. I have a whole set, four tea cups and two tea pots. They have travelled with me all this time, the sweater long ago thrown away because it didn’t fit very well. There’s a reason I don’t knit garments anymore.


I don’t remember what this interior fabric is, but I wish I would have bought more of it.


The cover holds a drawing book that I bought at Walmart. They have increased their craft section in recent years, and have a lot of really good stuff at reasonable prices. The spiral binding on this book means there’s lots of room to paste in receipts and paint chips, the book expands well and is not crowded.


I think this is a great housewarming gift, because it will come in handy for the whole life of the house!

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