Saturday, May 22, 2010

Journal # 1

So for the last week or so, I've been working on four different custom journals for my friend, Catherine. Each one is going to be a gift for someone on graduation day. Catherine sent me a list of each person's likes and interests so that the journal could be tailor-made to their aesthetic. This one was for someone who liked the prairie, the midwest, beige and red, and the woods.
:: cover ::

:: vintage sewing pattern ::

:: old book page and printed ephemera ::

:: turn over this page and there's a surprise ::

:: a pocket in the back with small notebook ::

Each book is made with one of a kind inclusions. For example, the pocket above was part of a handprinted banner I received as a gift. I regularly scout for old picture books at the thrift store to add to my collection of paper bits.

If you would like to commission a journal like this, please contact me for more information.

Stay tuned for Journal # 2...


  1. Dear Marianne,

    I'm the owner of this beautiful journal. It is just perfect. I'm so excited to write in it + cherish it. It is lying on a little red table in my bedroom right now. Thank you so much, your work is beautiful.

    All the best,

  2. Hi Michelle,
    So happy to hear you like it!
    Thank you for the feedback.