So this (academic) year, I decided to join York Uni DIY and craft soc. I figured it would b a good way to try out new crafts (still in the air about that one), and the first session was decorating a journal. (Yes, this is all I’ve got to talk to you about, since I doubt you’re interested in seeing more pictures of my blanket, and Christmas presents are still under wraps).
So, we were given a planner each, and decorated papers, washi tape, and felt-tip pens, and told to have fun.
I started by writing each month down the side of the month’s page, and then decorating with something to do with that month. For example, July has flowers(and the butterfly to denote my mum’s birthday)
The mathematical part of my brain decided that diagonally putting washi tape on so the stripes ended up vertical was a good idea. It is really, but I couldn’t quite manage to line them up perfectly. I still like the effect :).
If I’d thought about it some more, I would’ve started it in January, and given it to my dad for Christmas. Ahh well, there’ll be more opportunities for crafty things to make as presents 🙂