Here are the two journals that I made.
The first two pictures are Maribeth's journal, front and back.
The covers are paper, not fabric, but I have added some texture with circles of silk and wool roving stitched on to the paper with my sewing machine.
I did not make a separate lining, but painted both sides of the cover paper. Where the stitching showed on the inside cover, I used decorative tape to cover it. I added lots of pockets, bookmarks, tags, and painted papers of all sizes.
That abstract paper with glitter paint is some of granddaughter Charlotte's artwork!
We went to the beach on Saturday, and were blessed with a beautiful afternoon. The water was a little cold, but we all had a great time.