April 4, 2016 by KWills
Guess what I spent the weekend doing?
Writing? Outlining? Housework? Something useful and/or related to my goals in any way?
No. I spent all of Saturday and most of Sunday on this:
This is my home-made traveller’s journal, and currently houses my bullet journal and a commonplace book.
I made it from the lid of an old storage box, cut into pieces and taped back together again at the hinges. The hole made when I removed the latch ended up being a good anchor point for the spine strings.
Once it was taped together, I covered the whole thing in sticky back plastic. At this point, I was deep in “making mode” and forgot to take any pictures. You know what sticky back plastic looks like, right?
It was looking a bit scruffy, so I stitched some fabric to the cover. This also helped to hold the spine ribbons in place. If I make another one, I’ll definitely use detachable loops for the notebook-holders, rather than fixed ribbons. I’d also get someone to help me with the covering, as it was tricky with just two hands.
The last feature of most traveller’s journals is a pretty elastic closer. I’m still working on that bit.
Question: will having a cover for my bullet journal make me more inclined to finish the tasks I set myself?