Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Idea's Journal

I'll admit that it has been pretty quiet in here the last couple of days, but... I promise I have been crafting and not just lazing around, watching TV and eating chocolate (ok, there might have been a little of that as well!)

Unfortunately I can't share what I've been working on as it has involved a lot of Christmas present making and I don't want to spoil the surprise in case one of the recipients should happen to read my blog.

What I can show you though, is my idea's journal. I've been keeping for a while now and it basically houses a whole heap of ideas for things that I would like in my next house.

The journal itself is just an A4 sized visual diary designed for sketching in. I have broken mine into the following sections - Kitchen, Living Area, Bedrooms, Outdoors and Craft Room.

Here is a picture from the 'Living Area' section:

Once I put the pictures in, I write down what I like about certain images, any ideas I have that compliment the pictures I've chosen, or the actual cost of an item I might like to purchase.

In addition to images, I also glue fabric and paint swatches in:

Some images have inspired me to start collecting things (although I'm going to collect coffee and tea pots rather than espresso cups):

The only thing wrong with my idea's journal is it's cover:

Ergh.. it is soooo boring and really doesn't give you any hint to the goodness that lies inside. I think I might have to do something about that!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!


  1. I have one of these that I made when we moved in here! Mine was in one of those divider books so it had a section for each area! Funny how many things we do alike!

  2. Oh wow. This is just too much. We have a LOT in common.


    Your newest follower. :)


  3. wow... nice to have a record on every thoughts we have.. :) u should sew a nice cover for this one!

  4. I SHOULD sew a new cover.. it definitely needs something!

  5. Woman- I want an update on this one! Would be hard to top what is on the inside!


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