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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Altered Composition Notebook

Good Morning Everyone!
I wanted to take just a quick moment to share with you my gardening journal that I have been using. I take short notes as to what I plant and when. I also include where in the garden the plants are located and how well they produced. Coming up this will be my third year for it and I've already written that I started my tomato and pepper seeds. It was just a simple composition notebook that I covered with patterned paper and then added 3D embellishments. I made the yo-yo flowers as well as I crocheted the butterflies. I've added pebbles, beads, rick-rack and chipboard. Surprisingly everything has stayed attached very well over three years now. It is a notebook that makes me smile.
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Juliana said...

That is adorable! I LOVE the crocheted butterflies...they look so dainty!

Naomi said...

I love it! you give me so much inspiration!
good luck with the garden

Joyeful said...

This is precious! Way to make a notebook look so personalized and cute!

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a great idea! It looks wonderful - thanks for sharing!

J.R. said...

I love your garden journal! What a great idea! This way you don't have to guess from year to year about what works and what doesn't. You know, all the gardening articles you've posted lately is getting me into the mood to get started early this year on my own.

Yesterday I went to the feed store and picked out my seeds to plant in early spring. Around here, that would be in late February. I think this year I'm going to take another blogger's advice and plant an early and late hybrid variety of sweet corn. I never seem to have enough to last throughout the winter. Hopefully 2 crops will last us.

Fabulous Frau in the Aussie Bush said...

Hi Nancy, I'm so glad you came to visit me - I just LOVE your blog! I'll be sure to let my friend and fellow basket weaver know about you. I'll come back again soon - thanks for being so generous and sharing. Cheers, Suzy ;)

Kim said...

You're so good. Getting a cute journal together. It will make the task so much more fun.

::cottage instincts:: said...

How sweet! No wonder it makes you happy :) Someday I will learn to garden. In the meantime I'll stop over here and live vicariously thru you!

Glad you could Mi4M :)

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great idea. I've got all my garden 'stuff' scattered! You've inspired me to put it in one area.

Great blog,

Adrianna said...

This is too cute! I'm going to have to make one for my son for his 10th birthday, he loves writing stories.

momstheword said...

I love how you took just a plain old composition notebook and made something so cute!

I love the flowers, they are adorable and the butterflies are so fun! Thank you for linking up today!

~Issy said...

I stumbled across your blog this morning and i'm so glad i did! I love the notebook idea...this is one craft idea that i think even i can do!

...and of course, lol, now i'm one of your followers. :)

Heather@ said...

What a great idea :) I've seen similar done with spiral bound notebooks, but I hate working around the actual spirals. These are great!

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fawnda said...

This is darling! I love the flowers and the butterfly! So cute!

Its So Very Cheri said...

DARLING--looks so much better.

FYI-I have a give-a-way starting tonight


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