I love to journal. I love it so much that I have not one, but two journals. In one, I list gratitudes on one side (I'm up to 1600+) and the cute things my kids say on the other. Then I have a separate personal journal where I write just for me. Oh yes, it's quite the system! I realized I would love a cover for my journals. I knew I wanted to include a journal with a handmade cover as part of the package. The best part? Rachel put together a clear, easy tutorial here.
I made a few modifications to the tutorial, since my journal of choice these days is this one, which is slightly smaller than hers. I also added some heavy interfacing to the linen portion of the cover which made it more sturdy and substantial. It also gave the cover a crisper look.
My inspiration for the cover came from this dress (thanks, Gail, for the awesome pin!) and this journal cover.