Friday, September 30, 2011

A personal journal for my little guy

When we were in NC the kids had such a great time discovering everything! There were trees ( not like we do not have those in VA), fungus in aqua, orange and in all sizes, waterfalls galore, rocks and stones and loads of other things to boot.

Katy and her cousin Liz were collecting specimens of all sots of things on my grandparents property and pulled out the guide to figure them all out. I thought it would be great if they could have journals for the next time we are in the mountains to document what they found. 

Then I remembered how four year old boys sometimes forget whose journal is whose so I decided to let Adam help me make his own personal journal.



I had him write his name on a 2.5 inch scrap of Kona white and stitched over it a couple of times. It is his writing so he knows it is his and his alone :o)

Inspired by the tutorial on V and Co. and added a crayon pocket on the front since an explorer cannot be without something to write with out in nature!




The back

The inside flap


Crayons!!!!


So the next time we are here he will have a place to put treasures and notes to remember his adventure





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Kim :o)

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11 comments :

RedSoxMama said...

I <3 it!! The crayon pockets are just bees knees :)

AnneMarie said...

Love this journal! I've got to make a couple of these for my boys for church. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lola Patchwork said...

I love it, Kim! Beautiful! He must be delighted!

Teje said...

Wow - that is a relly special notebook! Gives surely inspirationg to use those cryons! Lovely photos!

Toni said...

Very cool idea! I love his little name on there in his own writing!

Quilts And Pieces said...

This journal is adorable! And I LOVE that waterfall! I want to be there!

Heather said...

That is so cute! What great memories that journal will hold... :o)

Rebecca said...

What a great idea to stitch over his handwriting! I love including my kids on projects too!

Candied Fabrics said...

That is so CUTE! I love the crayon pockets! And the waterfall picture is breathtaking!

Dayna said...

This is so fantastic!!

Emma said...

I've only just thought of doing this for my 2y old and I felt so original:) shame on me :) my first version is usable but there is room for improvement :)
Emma

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