Thursday, February 16, 2012

a place for scraps

Here are some pics of a "life scraps" journal I started awhile back.  It's really not meant to be a pretty journal, as my goal was just to have a repository where I could collect these scraps quickly. 

One of the reasons why I started the journal was because, one day, I discovered a grocery list caught in some other papers and it was at least two years old.  Usually I put them in the recycling after I get back from the store.  So, it was fascinating to see what I was cooking/eating two years ago and it made me realize that it might be kinda cool to have a few groceries list (and other random notes, maps, etc) to look back on when I'm old. 

Washi tape and staples are my primary tools of attachment.  I tried to avoid glue, since the paper in this Moleskine journal is so thin.  In the photo below you can see the adhesive tabs I used to make it easier for me to flip through the booklet.

Sketches of our various remodeling ideas ... mostly trying to figure out how to rebuild our steep staircase.

For me, it's all about balancing my love of scraps with my desire to keep the clutter under control.... Happy Thursday!