First of all, thanks for all your nice comments on my embroidery! I haven't been very crafty this past week, because we've had a friend stay with us and she's not the crafty type - didn't want to bore her with discussions about fabric and paints. :-)

I did do one crafty thing before she arrived though - I've decided to start an altered journal! I've seen so much beautiful altered art online, it inspired me to make my own. This is the book I chose:


It's a really pompous old book entitled "the value of character" - like a self help book anno 1910! It seemed perfect for altering. I haven't finished any pages yet, I've only started prepping them. It was scary enough to put paint on the pages!


I'll let you know how this projects works out once I feel brave enough to actually finish a page!


  1. I can't wait to see what you've got started, Karin. Have a fun weekend!

  2. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. I can't wait to see it because no matter what you do to it it's going to look fabulous! I hope you post pictures as you progress, I would love to see this from start to finish.

  4. I also can't wait .As talented as you are its going be incredible cause your going to share it with us you rock!
    hugs ginger

  5. vadda "inte crafty"??! jag kan gora bade korsstygn och sana raka. och vem fick inte mvg i bild? ;)