Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Give-Away! Handcrafted Meditation Journal

My husband is into making books. Not just writing them, but cutting up paper and sewing the binding. Book-binding is an old-world art. 99.9% of all books are bound by machine now. But there is something fun about making your own notebook. I am a notebook fanatic, so that makes it even more fun have customized one-of-a-kind journals. Last week Rocky showed me how to make them.


I made three. Two are small sized and have 80 blank pages each, which I made specifically as a 40-day meditation journal.



I chose the fly-leafs and the inserts from other cut up old books. The fabrics on the outside were once neckties. There is a longer story about Rocky and neckties that I will tell someday.   


But for my blog readers I am doing a give-away of the colorful meditation journal with some cool surprise insert pages. Like I said, this journal took me days and days to make, so I can't really put a value on it. Maybe $500. And once you fill it with your insights and wisdom, it will be worth even more. 

This giveaway will be open for two weeks. I will announce the winner October 8. You can enter multiple times to win. Each bullet point below gets you one entry. In your comment just let me know all the things you did so you get counted for each entry.

18 comments:

  1. I've done everything on your list!

    Those books look amazing. I recently made a booklet for my step father, with dried herbs glued onto each page and a list of ancient medicinal properties of the herbs. It was an ad-hoc, make it up as you go along sort of process, but an enjoyable one!

    I love your husband's artwork.

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    1. That sounds awesome. Truly one of a kind. I hope he cherishes it.

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  2. Wow! How lovely! I would love to be entered to win a journal. I had one years ago when I was just a little girl, I think it had been hand bound, there is something so real about holding and writing in a book like this. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  3. I'm following your blog on google reader :)

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  4. How cool! 3 entries for me. I'm leaving a comment :) I follow this blog and I signed up for the newsletter.

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  5. I've finally caught up and read the last few posts (starting with your wedding).

    First, CONGRATULATIONS! ^_^ Sounds like you and your sweetheart are happy. I'm so happy for you and hope you will reside in harmony and joy for the majority (if not all!) of the time alloted you!

    Second, what a surprise to see "Meditation Monday" here! ^_^ I'm sure I'm not the only one here in the blogosphere who does it, but among the blogs I read I am... I've been doing a Meditation Monday post for a few weeks now... sharing my progress with meditation (which I began as a result of your challenge in TGOGL and here). So, thank you for the challenge! ^_^ I've only missed one day since the first. Had a few close calls, but I've held the line.... ;)

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    1. Tori! Ha! I had no idea you started Meditation Monday. I am so behind in reading anything. But great minds think alike. And there is something nice about alliteration. :) I will have to go and read up on your blog and steal things for testimonials. Actually, I hope you will join our webinar because I'm going to be teaching things that will rock your everlasting hoola-hooping world. Or at least clean out your subconscious. In a nice way. :)

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  6. I've made a few books over the years but I always struggle to get the binding tight enough. They definitely take a lot of work. What a fun idea to use neck ties on the cover. Yours have turned out beautiful.

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    1. Janae,

      You are the winner! The random number generator chose your number and so I need your address. Feel free to email it to me privately. I believe you have the email address.

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  7. These are beautiful! When I went to your husband's blog and I saw the polar graph pages, it just made me so happy. I really liked that. Graph paper of all sorts makes me happy.

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  8. And I am part of your newsletter. And I love notebooks and books in general.

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  9. Hello!

    I did all four things. I would love a book, I would use it as my daily gratitude journal.

    My name is Lynette, I met you in SLC at the GOGL book party.

    Thanks for all your adivce!

    Love, Lynette :)

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  10. These are beautiful books. I done all 4 things above. I follow on google reader. Thanks

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  11. I think I have missed the deadline, but I did all 4 things anyway because I love your blog!

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    1. Lara,

      Thanks! You are not too late. I included you! But the random number generator chose Janae. Congratulations Janae.

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