Micro Journals

Still home with Covid and nothing much to do, so I started making micro journals!

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On Social Media, you see a lot of content creators using these teeeeny teeny tiny journals for their journaling content, like the one here:

These can be found on a diversity of shops online.

I looked for these online, and I have found them on the Big A and Aliexpress, too. But alas, on A they are pretty expensive and on Aliexpress, the shipping is just meh. I don’t want to import these, tbh. So, how else to acquire something you want when it’s seemingly not available to your conditions? Right. Do it yourself. 😏

So, I started thinking what I’d need to make one of these. It’s fairly easy: some leather scraps, paper, something bind it all together and a strap. I’ve got everything, so I did it.

I chose my leather scraps. There is some grey, light brown, some red and black leather scraps in my collection. All of these are leftovers from crafting projects my Mom did or just scraps from former leather clothing from my grandparents. It’s a wild mix, but I did not buy any of these, is all I am saying. 😉

Next up: paper. My favorite theme. I collected some sheets from my stash, cut them all to DIN A8 size, so that in the end, the pages of my journals are about A9 in size. So that’s really tiny. I cut all my papers and it was a lot. I decided I had enough to make 4 little journals, so I folded all of them and stacked them up. then I made a template for the stitches, punctured the first stack of papers and stitched them together as signature for my first mini journal. After finishing this, I stitched the signature to the leather cover I cut out previously. For the first little booklet, I make a little strap from a rubber band. Attaching it to the leather proved to be difficult. In the end, I made a hole with a punch into the spine of the leather cover, put the band through it ant glued it to the leather. I also put some glue into the spine of the cover to glue the signature into it. And there, it was done.

I ended up adding some charms to it, but I’m done and I love it. The second one was basically done in the same way, I just used some waxed cotton yarn to wrap around the cover to hold everything together.

Now, I still have two stacks of paper left, so two more mini journals are to be made, but I will not do that today anymore. I hope you enjoyed reading this! ✨💜