... not to be confused with the famous Philadelphia establishment.
Sometimes I just want to get my hands busy making something, (No, really Molly? You say) and these little covered journals are a super quick way to satisfy that urge between more focused projects.
The floral pattern is Helen's new nature journal, re-purposed from a thrift shop photo album (.75 cents!) covered in paper and a book cloth spine. You will just have to take my word on it that this is a big improvement over the pink, floral kitten with yarn print of its former life. (paper by Iota. book cloth from Paper Source.)
Mine is the blue-gray linen version, made of an old novel with the text block cut away and a ring-binder from another photo album. An idea I picked up from Monique. They both measure about 9" tall, so they're portable enough to toss in our field bags.
We wanted something that would open flat for drawing and this way we can fill them with three types of paper: ruled, drawing, and watercolor. I love the flexibilty of being able to add and take away pages as needed.
All of the paper and book cloth was adhered with heavy-duty 3M spray adhesive.