Friday, 8 November 2013

A Time Traveller's Journal

There's a lovely lady that lives in the UK, that goes by the name of Shelley (you may remember her from this post) whom I'm very lucky to be in touch with through snail mail.
A couple of days ago, I found a fat package waiting for me in my mailbox, and it turned out to be from the above mentioned darling.
Here's an overview of its content:
What I want to share with you today, is the amazing handmade journal she sent me, or what she called "a time traveller's journal":

Friday, 1 November 2013

Freebie Friday: Minizine

During all those years of penpalling, I've learned that if there's something I'm very terrible at, it is first letters. When you have to write to someone you don't really know much about, especially if you have to introduce yourself and you wouldn't enjoy ending up with a self-centered wall of text, there is a fun way to to do it with a twist!

Instead of a regular letter, you could unleash your creativity and craft a minizine (or a regular zine for that matter) all about you and your interests.

Here's some examples of what I've done in the past~ you can use a regular sheet of paper and decorate it with your favorite technique,
 or you can use scrap paper, book pages, and whatnot, and just fill it afterwords with bits and bobs about you!
One more thing is, if you're not feeling inspired or you just need somewhere to start, you can download this minizine template I made, here. It has ready-to-fill pages with simple prompts (such as fav books, facts about you etc). Also, if it's your first time folding one, help yourself:

Have a great day,