I’m a girl addicted to books. But carving out time to read is hard these days. When I was younger, I used to inhale books, sometimes reading one a day, but then adulting got its claws into me and well, like everything, it became harder to find time. With the turn of the new year, I decided to start waking up early when the house is silent and still to make a dent into what was becoming a tall and looming stack of unread books. I am very happy to say I can see over the stacks now. 🙂
My kids recently started summer break and as part of each day, I make them log each book read over the summer. I started wondering why I don’t do the same. Since reading time is precious, why not celebrate it as I do with other parts of my life within a journal?
I had this great idea to make one of those old-fashioned library card pockets and use one for each book I read during the year. I took a morning to create a template and when finished, I carefully selected a few sheets of pretty, vintage-inspired paper to use as my pocket base. I traced the template on the papers and cut each out, erasing the faint pencil lines leftover from the tracing. I easily assembled each using my bone folder, sewed the sides, while adding vintage lace and buttons for texture.
These pockets are everything and maybe more than what I hoped they would be when I first dreamt up this project.
Watch me make these library card pockets using this free template on my YouTube channel:
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I’m going to let you in on a little secret too: This week’s Free Vintage Friday will be a vintage library card to tuck into the pocket for journaling. So make sure you check back tomorrow to get your free image to use with this free pocket template.
Till next time,