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Monday, January 07, 2008

Chinese Take Out?

On a cloudy Sunday in-between storms it's good to keep busy at the art table :)

A while back I had seen a cool tutorial on making small journals using a chopstick as the journal's spine...and I knew I just had to try it!

These small journals have 32 pages and they measure about 4.5 inches by 9 inches...you make the journal the height of the chopstick. I used a piece of heavy weight scrapbook paper for the covers and the inside pages are 32-pound copy paper.

It's a great little journal to keep on your nightstand for jotting down thoughts and ideas!





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12 Comments:

  • At 2:24 PM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Pretty. And I just use them for hairsticks...

     
  • At 2:55 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    Dare I say it.... yep :D

    OMG they are sooo cool!

     
  • At 3:42 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Dagny: the chopsticks are used for hairsticks in this family as well...well, not my short hair - but those who are blessed with long beautiful locks here ;-)

    plumcrafty, Kate: So glad you like them! Thanks for the comment on Craftsters too :)

     
  • At 11:36 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    So cute!! You have the best ideas! :) I have the coolest chopstick/hairstick - my sister beaded the end and it dangles in your hair... however, mine is too short right now to use it!

     
  • At 11:59 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Tammy, thanks! It sounds like your chopstick/hairstick is just waiting to become a journal :)

     
  • At 3:12 PM , Anonymous marita said...

    chinese take out!!! you crack me up jolene!!!!!!!

    never seen chopsticks in such a creative way!! the master at work!truly a unique present!
    LOVE IT!!

     
  • At 6:04 PM , Anonymous Maria said...

    Wow! GREAT IDEA!

     
  • At 10:19 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Marita: I was inspired by you telling me you had Chinese Take Out for dinner over the weekend ;-) Thanks for loving it :)

    Maria: OMG...I just found your Quote A Day blog....I am hooked!

     
  • At 11:27 AM , Blogger Garden Painter Art said...

    Jolene: Those books are lovely. I've always wanted to try my hand at journal making, but I'm still waiting for that "extra time" to come my way!! I have lots of chopsticks, as I use them to eat with every night. It's an old weight control method!!

    Kim
    Garden Painter Art

     
  • At 1:19 PM , Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

    Beautiful.

    And what a great idea to keep one at your night stand.....

     
  • At 1:34 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Britt-Arnhild - thank you. It seems my best ideas come to me in the shower or when I am just about to drift off to sleep....so one of the little notebooks is on my nightstand now ;-)

     
  • At 10:18 AM , Blogger Judy Wise said...

    Beautiful journals; what a great idea! xo

     

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