Thoughts

The story behind the Willowbound name

Back at my childhood home, there was a magnificent willow at the front of the yard. It was massive!

I grew up playing under that willow and it was magical. I loved it in summer when no-one could see me through the curtain of leaves.

I felt like a princess climbing its branches, and my imagination ran wild as I made up stories and fantasy lands.

The willow was my favourite place; it was a place of beauty and  wonder and it felt like home.

Sadly, when the house was sold, the willow was cut down. But this weeping willow will always be one of my special memories.

The willow symbolises to me the heart of a journal.

A journal is a place where you can be yourself. It’s a place where you can let your imagination run wild. It’s a place where you can be creative and express yourself. It’s a place where you can document your memories, keep your treasures, and record your life. It’s a place of beauty and wonder. And it’s a place that feels like home.

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Junk journal

Giveaway winner announced (plus more giveaways)

Yay, so excited to finally announce the winner. Congratulations to Vicky Kellari!

I’ve just been so blown away by the support and encouragement through YouTube. I never thought I’d like YouTube but now I’m subscribed to so many inspiring channels and I love making my own videos to inspire others.

I’m excited for three more upcoming giveaways. Some more napkin envelopes, some embellished tags, and an issue of Daphne’s Diary.

Stay tuned for the next videos with details of how to enter.

There are also some tutorials coming up as some people have been asking for more of them

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see on my channel, because I’m always up for helping out in any way I can. And I just love spreading the inspiration, generosity, and joy of junk journaling.

Junk journal

Bird Journal for my mum’s birthday

I loved making this journal because of the meaning behind it.

My mum loves birds, so I made this for her.

I used some pages from Australian bird books throughout and also embellished some of the pages.

I used a lot of Tim Holtz ephemera and anything in my stash that had birds.

I didn’t want to include too many embellishments, though, so that my mum could use it for writing or drawing.

I wasn’t sure if Mum would like it but she did and she’s already used it to stick her bird drawings on the pages.

Her drawings are amazing!

Here’s a flip through of this bird lovers journal: