One of my favorite things to make and give as gifts are journals. I’ve given many to friends and always enjoy hearing how they choose to use theirs. My favorite ideas are to use them not only as traditional record-your-thoughts journals, but also as prayer journals, gift records (both giving and receiving), diet and exercise journals, book club journals or as a place for your kids to practice writing, draw or just doodle, (remember to date those doodles).
And now I plan to have them at the craft show as well. The exterior of each is covered in wallpaper, not necessarily a vintage paper, but pretty none the less, and hopefully different from all the scrapbooking papers we all see. My favorite is a vintage yellow and white damask print paper that is quite old. The inside front and back cover will have a coordinating acid-free paper. The front will have a ribbon along the left seam and each will be signed by me.