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My new old journal

I realized that I've been accumulating an awful lot of sample papers and fabrics, and occasionally I have even had a difficult time remembering what techniques a given piece is supposed to be an example of.  That could be very inconvenient if I decided to use one of them in the future for another project!  I don't really want to have to look back through all my files to find pictures of the piece.

So I decided to use an old photo album that I had bought years ago and turn it into a journal of sorts.  First I took it apart and cleaned it up, removing some of the pages for (maybe) later use.

I used double-stick tape to tack the pieces into the journal loosely.

The best part?  I printed out the date and outline of instructions for each piece and taped it into the journal under the example piece.   

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Great idea, Cyndi. It's really difficult to write up or recreate a project months or years later if you don't have some sort of chronology of steps and materials.

I do something similar but digitally. I process my step-by-step photos the very day I take them and create a folder for the project on my hard drive.

I try (?) to make time to also start a Word doc with just the materials and perhaps any notes of issues or tips that occurred while I worked.

One of the things I love about blogging is that I have clear directions for past projects when I want to do them again.
Cyndi L said…
Oh yes! Thank heavens for my chronicles most of the projects that I've done and forces me to keep organized :-)
Cherie said…
Another great idea. I never thought to do this!