In this week’s session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course: Unfolding …
we’re now ready to assemble the mini-journal.
After spending the last four weeks creating the pages for our mini-journal, all that’s left is to assemble them by glueing them onto a piece of paper.
The front and back sections ….
The inside sections …
And now the mini-journal is complete.
Creating these mini-journals is a process, and with each new mini-journal the process is different. Through thoughtful journaling, and mindful stitching, a story emerges that reveals a little more about ourselves. Perhaps it’s a whole new story, or maybe it’s an old story told in a new and different way.
It could be a very personal story intended only for our eyes, or a story that’s inspiring and one which we’re happy to share with others. My stories always tend to be quite personal and filled with sacred symbolism.
The Front Cover
I always like to finish my mini-journals by wrapping them with a length of decorative fiber and little charms. This is a symbolic way to keep my story safe and treasured.
A butterfly totem guards my secret story …
… which, in keeping with the theme of this mini-journal, unfolds …
… to reveal the story.
I would love to live like a river flows carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
I love creating beautiful and unusual hidden pockets …
… that open to reveal a small treasure. A personal note … another part of the story.
The back cover ends the story and is stitched using a contemplative stitch. A small meditation.
Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course
Join me for the next session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course
which has the theme “Gratitude”.
Learn how to make a mini-journal that is creative and unique,
and is a visual narrative that tells your own personal story.
Miss out on registering for Unfolding?
Although registration for the current session of Creative Stitch Alchemy with the theme Unfolding is closed, you can still purchase the expanded project guide
here in my online store