There have been some additions to the Storybook 'Dori since the last time I showed it to you!
One of the new additions is a Little Red Hen planner insert (cahier size) from Yellow Paper House. Its cover started life as brown craft paper, and I decorated it using scrapbook paper ("Alphabets" by Recollections), washi tape, packing tape, and another of the so-cute hens from the Little Golden Book. (The illustrator is the incomparable J.P. Miller.) Here's a really good YouTube video re: decorating inserts.
I vibe with the Little Red Hen a lot. It's a combination of the resistance she faces, along with her can-do attitude and plucky self-reliance that strikes a chord with me. That repeated refrain of, "Then I'll do it myself!" seems like a good fit for a PLANNER. Which led me to apply the "And she did" to the cover, as a way to spur myself on to gettin' stuff done and accomplishin' my goals.
Since it's TUESDAY TOYSDAY, here's one way I'm use some of the toys I've collected over the years. I love toys and especially miniature toys, and any time I can work them into my daily life, I'm gonna take that opportunity. They make me happy, and I will spend more time in a book/ planner/ journal that makes me happy.
The wooden pieces and the mini rubber ducky are all flea market finds. The dress on a hanger is from childhood. These were a lot of fun to make. I use hot glue on the paper clip ones; E6000 on the binder clip ones. A tip about choosing items for gluing on top of binder clips: Make sure the item is narrow enough that you can still squeeze the clip so that it can open and close. Give it a try without the glue so you don't wind up being sad & brokenhearted. :-)
I hope that by showing you what I'm passionate about and put into my journals and books, sparks an interest in you for creating a book 'dori that reflects all the cool stuff that you're into. How will you know what those things are? Dig through the stuff that you save. For which items do you have a strong attachment? Do you start to see categories of items that would work well together? When you start to go through your treasures, you will remember about that other THING that might work in a "reboot" of this kind. I love using items and ephemera that represent many of the "layers" of my life. My feeling is: If you like stuff, have it around you; Use it often; Wring out every last drop of enjoyment you can from it. I find this process of digging through my collections to be one of the best parts of embarking on a project like this, and maybe you will, too.
If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to leave me a comment below, and I'll do my very best to answer. As always, thanks for stopping by!