Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Start with a few paperbags. I used four, it made a pretty thick book, once the embellishments are all added. Stack them together, alternating the openings. (Left, right, left, right). Fold the stack in half and stitch through the fold for stability. You can skip this step, but it holds everything together, so it's nice to do if you have a sewing machine.
Sorry for the spacing of the photos on this blog. The scans aren't the best, I didn't edit while scanning so there's going to be some gaps. This is a really long tutorial, so when you get to the bottom of the page, you'll need to click on "older posts" to continue. Have patience, and enjoy the book!
Here are the tags that are hidden on the right side. This is for tracking your weight weekly. The larger chart is for total pounds lost over the week, but doesn't list your actual weight. The smaller tags do just that. Since they're hidden, if you're showing off your book you don't have to allow people to see your actual weight if they don't pull out the tags.
Your final photo for your 12 week results! Three months, back on track, what a great feeling!
If you want your journal to cover a longer span of time, it may be difficult to add more pages -- these books really can't handle many more pages. But you can make more books, each one covers three months so you'd have four in a year. Create a pretty altered box to store them all in, so they can be a source of inspiration for you to look back on your progress.