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Do You Have Trouble Finishing Projects?

Leaving projects unfinished is a very common issue and from what I’ve learned about the process of creating art, it is not because we are scatter-brained or lazy or lack commitment. Β Something deeper is more likely going on when this happens. Anytime you are creating something, you will experience RESISTANCEβ€”a wanting to stop/move onto something…

YouTube Series, ‘Craft with Me!’

Hey, friend! Did you know I have a YouTube channel? It started out with flip-through videos of finished junk journals, but I’ve slowly added some tutorial videos, starting with a series called, ‘Craft with Me.’ In this series, I am sharing ideas for how to decorate and/or use basic junk journal supplies like library cards…

Interview on Creative Queso!

I was recently asked by Jennifer Perkins of the Creative Queso podcast and website (and DIY website, jenniferperkins.com), to take part in the “Taco About It Tuesday” interview feature on her website! It was such an honor! If you’d like to read a little about my creative journey and process, check out the interview HERE!


  • πŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸ’› Happy Friday, friends!! And happy May 1st!! πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€ How about some flowers to celebrate the start of this beautiful spring month?! 🌼
I mentioned recently that one of the things I want to start collecting are enamel flower pins. I initially thought I'd love to add a pin to each chenille TN cover I sell, but turns out that will be cost prohibitive,  so I will just add them to my personal covers and share the idea with you in case you'd like to do the same!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
This set of 3 daisy enamel pins just  arrived and I love how sweet and cheerful they are! Swipe to see how I added one to my chenille TN cover and what I did with the other two! 🌼
Hope you have a fantastic Friday!!!
#vintageenamelpin #vintageenamelflowerpins #vintagejewelry #vintagevanity #vintagecollections #vintagepins #vintagekitsch #kitschydori #vintagechenille #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook #tn #tncover #handmadetravelersnotebook #travelersnotebookcover
  • πŸ’› Know what this is? A dozen Little Golden Book junk journal KITS!  Since I have less and less time to make junk journals these days, I thought I would put together some kits so you could make your own! I've been meaning to do this for a long while, so a few weeks ago I pulled together 12 LGBs and a whole slew of matching papers! πŸ’›
I am waiting on special rigid mailer envelopes to ship these in and then I will have them available to buy. πŸ’›
These will be *extra special* kits because they will come with ALL of the papers you need to create all of the pages for your journal!  They will include a vintage LGB (the whole book, not just the cover, so you can add all or some of the pages to your journal), 8 sheets of premium double-sided scrapbook paper to match the book cover from brands such as October Afternoon and Maggie Holmes (cut to 8" height), 8 sheets of vintage ledger paper, 6 pages from a variety of vintage books, a rectangular doily, and a vintage greeting card--all essential base pages in every journal I create!  PLUS, a pack of vintage ephemera will be included. πŸ’›
These kits can be used to make a junk journal where you build the spine and sew the signatures in OR you can punch holes in the cover and papers to make a ring-bound journal! πŸ’›
I will share more details very soon in a video where I walk though one of these kits.
Do you like the idea of Kittywitty Junk Journal Kits?! Share your thoughts or ask me any questions!!! ⬇️ πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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  • πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ’œπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ Hey, friends!! I am *really* itching to get back to making my sewing pattern envelope traveler's notebooks!! I haven't made any since the fall! πŸ™€
I pulled together some pattern envelopes and papers today and this is one grouping. Not my typical color palette! I started with the pattern envelope, moved onto the scrapbook papers, then vintage pages, and then the trims.  I was really happy to discover I have some purple and that minty shade of green in my stash of vintage trims!  Some were given to me by a dear friend and I am so very grateful. πŸ€—πŸ’œ I am hoping to use some and save some. I want to showcase these lovely bits of days past! πŸ’œ
I will have some Kittydoris finished in May. πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ Hope your week is going well!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
#junkjournal #junkjournals #junkjournaling #vintagejunkjournal #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook #tn #tninsert #vintagesewingpatternjunkjournal #kittydori #retrovintage #vintagesewingpattern #vintagesewing #vintageephemera #vintagetrims #originaldesign #creativeentrepreneur #kittywittypapercraft #etsyshop
  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ I've got an Etsy shop restock of these 3 varieties of 'Kitschy Charm Dangles' as well as a bunch of Pretty Little Studio die cut packs, including 4 new varieties I haven't stocked before! See my post right before this one to see a quick video where I open each pack to share the cute little die cuts inside! πŸ’  Everything is available in my Etsy shop now!  Link directly to my shop is in my bio!  Hope you're having a fantastic day, friends!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
#kitschycharmdangles #kitschycute #retrovintage #kittywittykitschy #kittywittypapercraft #etsyshop #charmdangles #planneraccessories #plannerdecoration #plannercharms #journaltassel #junkjournals #junkjournaltassel #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook
  • Check out the new die cut packs in my shop in this video where I open each one and share all the sweet die cuts inside! πŸ’  Thanks for watching!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’•
#diecuts #ephemera #vintagechildren #vintagebaby #embellishments #scrapbookembellishments #paperembellishments #junkjournal #kittywittypapercraft #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook
  • πŸ’• Happy Monday!! Although it almost wasn't a happy Monday here when I almost jammed up my sewing machine when trying to sew on one of my Kittydori sewing pattern envelope covers! 😬😬😬
My machine does not like sewing through adhesive, apparently! The envelope is attached to cardstock with adhesive and it gummed up the needle. Eeeek. I've always wanted to add vintage handkerchief pockets to the inside covers of my Kittydori traveler's notebooks and thought sewing them in would be the best way to do that, but that's not gonna work!  Back to the drawing board on that! It's probably just as well. Vintage hankies aren't exactly a good way to keep costs reasonable in these. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Hope you are having a great Monday!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
#junkjournal #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook #tn #tninsert #vintagesewingpatternjunkjournal #sewingonpaper #kittydori #originaldesign #kittywittypapercraft #vintageephemera
  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ Happy Sunday!! Two things going on today! One, I have an Etsy shop update with my new vintage chenille traveler's notebook covers at 7pm, est, and two (see 2nd photo), @vintagebaby63 is holding a 24-hour auction fundraiser for @dust_to_roses, starting at 4pm, pst. I donated the pictured charm dangle, but there are 69 other items from many handmade makers in this community included! I hope you will check it out! All the details for the auction can be found @vintagebaby63!  Have a wonderful day!! πŸ’
#junkjournal #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook #tn #tncover #handmadetravelersnotebook #travelersnotebookcover #fabrictn #fabrictravelersnotebookcover #vintagechenille #vintagechenilletravelersnotebookcover #kitschydori #kittywittypapercraft #etsyshop
  • Video sharing details about these TN covers that will be available in my Etsy shop tomorrow night,  Sunday, April 26, at 7pm, est.! Link to my shop is in my bio. Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you so much for watching!! πŸ€—πŸ’•
#junkjournal #travelersnotebookjunkjournal #travelersnotebook #tn #tninsert #tncover #handmadetravelersnotebook #travelersnotebookcover #fabrictn #fabrictravelersnotebookcover #vintagechenille #kittywittypapercraft #etsyshop #creativeentrepreneur
  • πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’™ Happy Friday, dear friends!! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The first batch of 'Kitschydori' vintage chenille traveler's notebook covers are ready!! πŸŽ‰ It has been over a year since I shared this idea and I finally got a batch finished. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Thank you to those who have been waiting for me to just get them done already! πŸ˜„πŸ’• I am going to officially debut them tomorrow with a video introduction all about them and post them for sale in my Etsy shop Sunday night , but thought I'd share a few photos with you today! 🌈

There are 12 TN covers in this first batch. I may tweak the design a bit for the next batch. I am still trying to work out the details for possibly getting help with producing these, but in the meantime I will have these available in occasional small batches (like everything else I do πŸ€ͺ). Some details:
πŸŽ€ covers measure approximately (they are handmade after all! πŸ˜‰) 6"Γ—9" so they comfortably fit up to A5 size traveler's notebook inserts πŸŽ€ materials feature carefully sourced vintage chenille bedspread fabric (from throwaway remnants that have been rescued! 😊) on the outside and vintage cotton sheeting on the inside πŸŽ€ Includes 2 elastics so 2 inserts can be added. I easily fit 2 chunky inserts inside bc the covers are wide enough to accommodate the extra thickness! You can even add extra inserts by adding more elastics! I will show how in tomorrow's video! πŸŽ€ Cover ties closed with satin seam binding ribbon. πŸŽ€ The fabrics are hand cut and have frayed edges (treated with Fray Block) and the covers are sewn for extra durability. I may revisit using frayed edges in my next batch. I personally love the look of frayed edges, but I want to be sure they can maintain my quality standards with that technique. 😊 πŸŽ€ I had initially planned to include my Kitschy Charm Dangles on these, but it increases my costs in materials and labor too much (plus the extra time it takes that I don't have right now), so I am just going to sell the covers alone. πŸŽ€ The covers are so soft and yummy and feel so good wrapped around my Kittydori traveler's notebook junk journals! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’•πŸ˜‰ πŸŽ€ I hope you will join me tomorrow for the debut video for these covers! πŸ€—πŸ’•

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