Sunday, January 13, 2013

Homemade Cottage Journal

 I made this 'Cottage Journal' for my parents for Christmas and now I can do a post about it without ruining the surprise!   Of course I had to make one homemade gift this year and I had this idea in the back of my mind since visiting the cottage this summer.
I bought a good quality journal from chapters to start with.  Then I added some nature themed scrapbook paper, washi tape, and other embellishments to make it interesting. I also added some pictures of my family enjoying the cottage to make it more personal.
 When I thought of the idea initially, I thought it would be a great place to record what happens at the cottage through out the year.  A place to record important information and happenings, perhaps some favourite photos. I was also hoping it would be used as a guest sign-in book so that visitors have a place to record their name, date of visit, and perhaps share an experience or two.
I hope this journal begins to reflect all of the love, warmth and enjoyment that is experienced while living the 'cottage life'.  


  1. Cool Blog.
    Love your pictures. You should get into photography.

    Aunt Laurie

    1. Hi Aunt Laurie, I'm so glad you read my blog!!! What a lovely surprise, oh and thank you for leaving me a comment, I don't get very many so they really brighten my day :) Thank you for visiting
      Miss you so much!