Thanksgiving is 2 days away and I'm finally sharing the cover of my gratitude journal! It's full of words right now. I may or may not go back and add a few photos, but this project was really all about the written word.
Speaking of the written word. I know journaling is an intimidating process to a lot of people. It can be for me, as well, but not because of the process of choosing my words. Mine comes from making permanent, on a beloved project, handwriting that slopes upward on the page and my inability to remember to use all of the letters in a word when my hand is trying to keep up with my brain. While some people have a talent for making those mistakes look fantastically artistic, my mistakes just look like I'm trying to cover up the fact that I can't spell.
A couple of months ago, I found these Frixion pens. I found them in Margie Pearl's, our local fabric store. They are made by Pilot and they are erasable! If the 80s are not just retro to you and you helped to actually create the original, you're probably remembering PaperMate erasable pens and thinking, "No thanks." These Frixion pens are the real deal. The ink is not gooey, does not smear when the knuckle of your pinky finger drags over your handwriting, and, the best part, the ink really does erase. If you are a handwritten journaler, add them to your next shopping list!
Photos of the inside of my gratitude journal, as well as a list of Fiskars tools and how I used them on the project, can be found on the Fiskars website.
I want to close today by saying it's such a cool thing to be able to tell Fiskars I want to make something like this, something that's all raggedy with mismatched fabrics, and then for them to say yes and display it on their crisp, clean, modern website. And then they pay me for it. I'm grateful for the trust in the working relationship I have with them.