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'.