Item #: j-2054
The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat
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Bobbsey Twins outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a rescued copy of the 1915 children's book, "The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat."
I embellished the classic front cover only with brown grosgrain ribbon which serves as anchors for the stitches holding the blank  journal pages to the cover.
I bound the five signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.
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inside
                pages
The pages of the journal are made from lined notebook paper hand torn to the size of the cover.

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told-nobody quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

to-bed quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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boat-adrift quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.


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cake-on-Saturday
                quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal.
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inside
                front
I used the cover paper from the original book to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page of the journal is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.  The bead, I figure, could be a houseboat, but may be a yacht? 

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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 7.6" x 5" x 1.25".

 
 
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