Saturday, November 14, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day Fourteen, Food from our Gardens, Thanksgiving Journals

On my list of things to do today is to pull up the last tomato plant. Yes, it's still growing & still has some tomatoes on it but it's really slowing down & I'd like to get the garden cleaned up before Thanksgiving.

Claudia has photos of her beautiful Thanksgiving art journal over on her blog. Here's a close up of one page.
Here's an example of one of Lynda's gratitude booklets. See how simple it could be? She also made a 2010 gratitude journal and even has a free download for you on her blog.
OK, now for my Thanksgiving journal. I showed you this page already. This is actually from my regular Bible study journal. I don't even usually make the pages this fancy. Maybe a few little doodles every now & then. But I love the brown paper pages. I'm doing most of my writing in this book. But I wanted a journal to add more photos & "stuff" to.
So I made this little one. But immediately realized that it was too small. I never even wrote in it. Thought about adding it to my Etsy shop but thought it was too close to Thanksgiving. I made add it next year if I haven't used it by then.
But I found a really neat item from another Etsy seller. She sells "binder mechanisms". Those are the metal parts found inside a 3-ring binder. They allow you to turn any book cover into a notebook. I had this old book that the library was going to throw away. I loved the cover but didn't know what I would do with it. Turns out it was exactly the right size for the binder mechanism.
I've added a few pages already and have a few more pages in the works. These are all completely random. Just whatever I feel like making at the time. And I even added Jo's little post it notes!
Watch out... cuteness!!!
Looks like the Etsy seller I bought the binder mechanisms from is out of them. But here's her blog so you can see her examples.

4 comments:

© Jennifer Raley said...

Neat thoughts and stuff. I can't remember who all has said this of the blog followers, but everyone seems to be inspired by someone, if not everyone, else. Inspired to write, give thanks, craft, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (did you see my post on 'ecetera'? It's not in the 30 days, it was on 10/12). Anyway... Thanks! Blessings! Fun! Inspiration! Thanks!

onemotherslove said...

My sister NEVER fails to amaze me!!! I LOVE your binder! I photographed David's thankful list & will try to get it up today.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Dear Ann,
Yes! the fruit of tomato vine is truly one of God's amazingly good to eat and colorful, gifts to us!
I love your journals and the binder!!
Thank you so much for the mention & link too!
Blessings from the Cabin!,
Claudia O.

Cottage In The Sun said...

What a wonderful idea! Your binder is fabulous!

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