Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Junk Journaling - December Journal

Here's another journal I made with an old book.  I kept the cover intact and I used the entire story.  This one was fun to make, but I probably could have done it with less pages.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Junk Journaling - Fall Journal

I used an old fall book for this journal.  I drilled holes in the cover for the binder rings (Looks like I'm going to need bigger rings!).  I used several pages from the book, some chipboard mini album pages I cut down, along with scrapbook papers and a few scraps of leather left from the vacation journal.  It was fun filling the album with photos, receipts and junk I collected during the fall.

I'm linking up to: 
Sunny Simple Life 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Junk Journaling - Vacation Journal

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos on junk journaling lately.  It's scrapbooking, but not as neat.  One of my favorite YouTubers is The ReBookery.  She's fun and she's messy, but her albums still come out looking great!  She makes her albums from old books and fills them with lots of vintage goodies.  I like it!  I've made albums from old books and I've made albums from scratch.  I've stitched books together and I've used binder rings. 

I made this book from a cereal box, an old leather jacket and random scrapbook papers.  I filled it with photos and ephemera from a couple trips I took last year.  I had three different sections in it, but that made the book too big, so I removed one of the signatures.  (I'm even learning new things!)  It works a lot better, but now I have three empty holes down the side of my album.

The first section of the book is all about a trip we took out to the West Coast in August/September.  It's full of photos, tickets, menus, postcards, stickers.  All kinds of fun stuff.

The second part of the book is all about a day trip to New York my daughter and I did back in October.  This section is mostly photos, but I used a New York themed scrapbook paper set.

These books are a lot of fun to make.  I think I like making these mini albums better than the standard large scrapbook.

I am linking up with:
Sunny Simple Life

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July!  

I love sewing and usually do it just for fun.  I love to find old fabrics, even old table cloths or quilt tops at estate/yard sales and thrift stores to sew with.  I also love sewing with canvas drop cloths from the hardware store.  

I recently finished up some stockings I had started a while back and I decided to list them in my Etsy shop.  Junk From My Treehouse

Some are old

Some are new

None are borrowed

But some are blue.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Making of a Snow Man

I was part of an ornament swap with a group of friends this year.  We all make or buy handmade ornaments to swap.  There were 11 of us, so we all got 11 different ornaments back.  It's always a lot of fun seeing what everyone comes up with.  This was my third year doing this so I have a tree that is just for these ornaments.

I had seen directions for a little snowman in a magazine a few years back and thought it would be fun to make something similar, but as an ornament.

I started with a bunch of wooden balls, tiny wooden pots, string, skewers, tooth picks, paint, glue, glitter and power tools!

This is what I ended up with.  I love the way they turned out.  I got to keep one for myself, but I wish I had made more for me!

They were snow much fun to make.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Decorating for Christmas

I have been working on decorating since the week of Thanksgiving.  The tree was up before then, but only had the lights on it.

We finally put the ornaments on the tree last night.  Today I thought I'd share some of them.  We seem to have a growing collection of Mickey Mouse ornaments.  Seems like we get a new one every couple years or so.  Sometimes we buy them, sometimes they are given to us.  Either way, it's a fun collection that I think we need to add to.

This was our very first Mickey Ornament.  I we ordered it from the Disney Store...Way back before the internet.  I kind of miss those days.

 We bought this one on a trip to Disneyland a few years ago.

The set of shorts, hand and foot are from an aunt and uncle who share our love of Disney.