For years now, I make an annual trip to Minnesota to see my dear friend Kari and her family. Every year I keep a journal of the trip, and this year I decided to use a little old book I found over the summer at an antique mall.
I carefully removed the pages keeping the spin intact, and then using my (children's) sewing machine, sewed in one signature of pages to make the journal. The cover just has some vintage labels on it, and tied by what I call a 'journal band' - using stretchy trim as a tie (thanks to Pam for showing that trick to me!).
My trip started out in Minneapolis, where I had a great time visiting with Kari, and got to spend some time with her kids.
We made a trip to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate Kari's son's birthday! I had fun playing games with everyone... I think I am the only adult who likes going there.
This year was a little different... Kari decided to sign up for Handmade U to take my class, so we embarked on a road trip to get to Omaha to attend!
We saw a lot of windmills. Even an authentic danish one that we had to stop and see:
Class was fun - if you missed it, you can read about it HERE.
Of course we did some antiquing...
After the event we headed back home...
I did a little recap of the event, with photos...
...And more photos...
Here is the back of a subpage:
Back in Minneapolis we spent one day out and about and came across a fun french bistro for lunch:
Did a little antiquing:
And ended the visit with some goodbye Hope cupcakes.
On the inside back cover I added an envelope to store snippets from the trip:
As with every year the trip just flew by, and saying goodbye was tearful and hard...
But I love coming home and looking through the journals I have made each year that I visit, and I know that next year will be a great trip as well.