I put the quote "Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow" in a garden journal I just finished up for a swap - so true wouldn't you say? I really worked pretty hard on this, we had to make the covers durable so after covering them with fabric, I added a couple leaf skeletons and stenciled my partners initials from a stencil I cut and have sent to her for future use, I coated it with 4 or 5 coats of polycrylic. For the binding I did something new to me, it's called "Secret Belgian Binding" - no idea why they call it a secret because I found 2 tutorials online for it. Love the look:
Here is the inside cover, I handcut the stencil and really don't know who said the quote I put in there, it just said unknown when I found it:
I also made 3 tabbed sections and each tabbed page has a couple little pockets to stash things in:
I hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it.
Wishing you a lovely garden of your own...............at the Shores