Book Building, Tractor Driven, Garden Dreamen

by postroad on January 15, 2014

handmade book

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I’ve had this beautiful ole painting underfoot for over a year. For all that while it has been moved from one table to the next…. just waiting for a wall to call home. And well, to be honest, it just wasn’t happening. In a major purge mood I¬†almost¬†donated it. (I know, bad hoarder when you feel proud for almost getting rid of something, right?!) Anyways…. I’ve been longing for a lil garden journal. A separate place to dream and plan. To save seeds in and jot down what has worked (and what hasn’t). I can not WAIT to test out the new tractor on the freshly-plowed-by-pigs-plot and build myself an apple orchard…… but that plan has got to wait for a LOT of meltage. In the meantime……. dreaming in the garden book it is. And because packing this gang in the van and busting through the drifts seems a momentous task these days, I decided to make my own little garden journal. By (sob!!) cutting up the beautiful painting…… (yes, intervention needed.) But, use it or lose it, right??

This was so easy and fun to make. I whacked it up on the chop saw, drilled holes, and used the book making technique described in this issue of Homebound Magazine…… a nice break from knitting. Besides that we’ve been brainstorming for fun things for the kids to do (besides driving me nuts.) Play dough works good for the 3yo but the 8, 7, and 5 year olds NEED an ice rink. On that note… I better get out there and get busy PANKEN’!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate January 16, 2014 at 12:19 am

Looks fabulous Heather! Enjoy dreaming of your gardens, if you are anything like us, it will be quite a while before we actually get out in that dirt. For now, dreaming it is!


Valerie @ Accidental Hayseed January 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

What a beautiful way to re-purpose! Good for you. I need to do more of that.


Laurie Zwack January 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

Heather, ever since I rec’d that issue of the magazine that has the journal making tutorial, I have been wanting to try my hand at it! I even have 9 old, beautiful books that I found garage saleing over the summer. One has pretty pink rose buds on the cover and looks much like vintage wallpaper! One of these days….:)


Di January 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Congrats on your lil one’s coming! I have missed your smiling face. I love those pictures. One of my favorite pictures is my grandson on his great-great uncles tractor. Di@Cottage-Wishes


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