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So this is what my cover looks like at the moment.
I made a conscious decision to keep the cover as plain as possible. The inside is going to be colourful and pretty, so I thought I’d stick with a black and white theme for the cover.
I had some silver gift ribbon left over from Christmas, which I decided to put in strips down the sides of the cover. They required A LOT of gluing to convince them to stay in place, and still they have had to be re-glued twice in the last few weeks, so they are now looking a bit tatty.
I think this cover is going to have to be redone at some point. I would do it now if I could. The only thing stopping me is the owl. I love this owl. He started life as a tag on a gorgeous tote bag that I bought from Peacocks either last year or the year before. He fell off after a little while, but parting with him was never an option!
So I thought he would be perfect for the front of my WTJ! 🙂
Typically, although the ribbons don’t want to stay in place, the owl seems to be stuck fast! I have tried removing him, but I think I’m more likely to end up with a big hole in the front of my journal! So that makes redecorating the cover a bit more difficult!
The hole in the owl’s ear used to have a little chain that connected it to the tote bag. This was lost long ago, but I needed something to thread through the hole. I had a rummage through my ‘bits and bobs’ drawer and found this old phone charm. It has the letters of my name on little square beads.
It’s a good thing I keep all these things that ‘normal’ people would have thrown away, isn’t it? 🙂
I do love the owl and the charm, so I can put up with this cover for a bit longer.
There will definitely be a ‘Take Two’ at some point, but it does look like any further decoration is going to have to be done around my little owl friend!
I have a few ideas up my sleeve though so watch this space! 🙂