Monday, July 7, 2008

itty bitty journal giveaway





polly want a journal?

my mini-book-making binge is over, and i made more than enough for me, so i'm going to give away 4 of these itty bitties! [edit 7 am: because these went faster than i thought they would, i will give away the remaining 3 of this bunch. so you can still get one if you're joining us; i'll give away 7 in total.]

each one is a little over 2"x2" with 10 blank pages/20 sides, and they are bound with wire and/or silk threads with a few scattered beads along the spine. i made the covers from something that people throw away by the thousands every day. can you guess what it is?

i started to make the journals with pieces of the inky papers i posted yesterday, but the kitsch bug bit me in the booty halfway through the process. hence the colorful photos of a discarded banana peel and the bottom half of some guy walking. i'll have to find another project for the papers.

if you are interested in one of these journals, please fill out a customer comment card and let me know which one you would like. if you're one of the first 4 to respond, i'll drop it the mail this week. international friends are welcome, of course. and if you're local, i'll deliver it to you when i see you next!

p.s. the only one not up for grabs is the orange one, 'marchande de couleurs'. alas, i already started scribbling in it.

22 comments:

annie said...

hehe, normally I'm always too late because I'm overseas! Am I lucky this time? If so I'd like the purple or the turquoise one....
best, Annie - the Netherlands

Tita Mama said...

Beautiful! What lovely art you create! Peggy.

Laura said...

I would seriously be tremendously happy with any one of them! They're beautiful!!

see you there! said...

They are all wonderful, the turquoise particularly caught my eye but I'd be thrilled to have any one of them.

Darla

Laurie said...

Ooh! Nice! And I just trash-picked a bunch of colored corregated paper. Now I know what I'm going to do with it!

I'd love one of your books. Any of them would be wonderful.

Laurie
http://slowlysheturned.net

nina seven said...

aimee - sure, send the post to your hoosier friends..your mini books turned out lovely. so fun!

Krissy said...

wow! great work!!

love your blog :)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, I'm too late. No worries--- I can just imagine how lovely they are from far away. ;)

kamewh said...

Too late, but I just wanted to let you know that these are adorable!!

aimee said...

wow, this was fun! we'll do it again soon.

annie, peggy, laura, darla, nina and krissy - please send me your addresses and i will send them your way! [thanks, laurie, for sending me yours.] annie gets the purple, darla the turquoise, and the rest will get a surprise!

thanks everyone for participating!

aimee said...

this is an ubereasy project to make with found objects, in case anyone is interested. you really don't need to buy anything to make these. i made the covers from coffee sleeves and the pages from kraft paper and grocery bags!

hrsj said...

aack! these are great aimee! you really are a creative whirlwind!

Thereza Rowe said...

awww, i'm too late now, i know... had the busiest few days. not even enough time to open my e mails properly :(

they look great, well done! :)
T

Maureen said...

Clever clever...that's a good kind of binge to have!

Jonna said...

Thanks for stopping by... I love your itty bitty journals so so cute. I created one a while back from some left over water color paper, it's about the size of a quarter and I used the watercolor paper to clean my brush off before binding it. If I ever get around to getting a pic will post it. I love binding books/journals.

Christy said...

You are too cool for me. Can't wait for Thursday. I need a jumpstart from you creative gals.

e. beck said...

OH MY GOSH ... i'm new to your blog .... and just seeing the header i KNEW i'd love it .... hooray! too too groovy cool ......

aimee said...

wow! so many new faces here today - welcome to everyone! i'm going to go on binges more often!

Esti said...

Those notebooks are just plain pretty! do you make many of these?

Wanda said...

Oh, my! I know I am way too late for this, but I just now found your blog. I hitched over from The Voodoo Cafe. Although they are ALL fantasticly gorgeous, I would have chosen the one with the boy throwing something (banana peel?) in the garbage can. *sigh* Next time... I am saving this to favorites to make it another of my daily stops.

aimee said...

hi esti - i've only made these once before; they're really fun!

welcome wanda and all voodoo cafe readers!

Forever Young said...

fantastic! wow!