Tag Archives: handcraft

The Raven, a Junk Journal

This is my newest journal, created just in time for Halloween. It’s a creepy, grungy, gothic, vintage, scary sort of theme, which I jumped into with both feet. I named it The Raven, for reasons which I think are obvious based on the cover. I used my own photographs, including the raven (picture taken in […]

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Susie Homemaker Journal

I completed a new journal just in time for Mother’s Day. It’s dedicated to my mom and grandma, both of who lived to be nearly 100. I named it ‘Susie Homemaker; my grandma always called me Susie. I was inspired to make it after realizing the bulk of my hours during this Coronavirus (Covid19) lockdown […]

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New Orleans Journal

I finally had a chance to finish up the New Orleans journal that I started well before Mardi Gras. It’s blasting with bright colors and fun; is 9″ x 7″ with a soft cover made from a patchwork of dupioni silks, print satins, and laces. It has three signatures (sets of pages) hand-stitched into the […]

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Vintage in Sepia Junk Journal

I’m sharing pictures of my newest 9″ x 6″ journal, called Vintage in Sepia. It’s built on a cardboard base covered in fabrics, both in and out. The two signatures (sets of pages) are hand stitched to a cardboard strip that I then glued and stitched through to the outside spine. There are 80 pages […]

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Inside My Urban Grunge Junk Journal

Talk about a fun handcraft project, my newest Urban Grunge Junk Journal was surely it! The theme also allowed me to use some of my downtown Los Angeles street photos. If you’d enjoy seeing a detailed page flip, please click HERE to be directed to my YouTube channel. I listed this book for sale in […]

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Journals I’ve Made

I started making journals in November, 2018, and quickly became hooked on the craft. Making use of my long-held loves of fabric and sewing, as well as gaining an outlet for my many thousands of photographs, and sharpening my brain by learning paper manipulation and digital design techniques… well, there you go. Retirement (and freedom) […]

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Seas The Day Junk Journal

I made a beach journal while taking a break from holiday crafting because anything beach always makes me smile. Not that holiday doesn’t make me smile, it does, but my beach smile is a different one and I was missing it! ~SueBee Information: Seaside themed Junk Journal with a vintage flair, featuring a flexible, soft […]

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Vintage Autumn Junk Journal

My favorite season has been the focus of lots of journal making here lately. The newest is vintage inspired, featuring lots of old-time lace and ephemera. It has a flexible, soft cover of gorgeous upholstery fabric layered over stiffener. The journal measures 9″ x 6″, and has two signatures with a total of 72 pages […]

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Los Angeles County Fair Entries

A spontaneous decision a few months back resulted in entering two of my handmade journals to the Los Angeles County Fair. It’s a first for me, but something I’d thought about back in the day while still designing and creating Irish Dance costumes. While those dresses were custom-order and therefore not feasible entry material, the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

WordPress’s weekly photo challenge is Victory, and I’ve interpreted the challenge in a personal way. I finally created sets of Photo Note Cards and Framed Photos for sale, and that’s a Victory for me! As I mentioned some weeks back, my oldest daughter, Angelika, and I started a side business a few months back called […]

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Quirky Woodcraft

Unique hand-carved wooden furniture, and unique objects for sale up at Oak Glen! Ready to place your order? ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Necktie Lady

A re-use, re-purpose artist from the recent Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles, shows one can never have too many neckties! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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