Who doesn't love the feel and look of a handmade journal? They're precious to have and I think the more you have the merrier because no two journals are ever the same. I have several mini journals from TAC members and each one of them have been put to good use. I carry two mini journals with me at all times. One adorable mini was made by TAC member, Riya Melgert and the other a lovely lady by the name of Yadja. She hails from India. In Riya's journal I practice drawing faces and in Yadja's I write down inspirational quotes.

For this swap you'll need to:

1. Make THREE regulation size Twinchie journals.
2. A Twinchie journal size is 2 X 2 inches OR 5.08 X 5.08 cm
3. Send all THREE of your journals to me by, OCTOBER 30th, 2015
4. Enclose funds for your returns. CANADIANS, please enclose in the envelope with your Twinchie journals the same amount of stamps it cost you to send. USA citizens, do the same but send cash for your returns. Your stamps cannot be used here in Canada. All other INTERNATIONAL players send me an extra TWINCHIE journal to cover the cost of postage. I know it is difficult for some outside of the USA and Canada to get foreign money.
5. Send a RETURN MAILING LABEL with your mailing address written/typed clearly on it.
6. MEDIA for journal: ANYTHING GOES! Use whatever material you have. Recycle, up cycle, or alter whatever you have on hand.
7. Your journal should at least have ONE signature consisting of 5 pieces of paper (this makes 20 mini pages/sides to work with for the new owner)

I'm typing all this from my iPad write now so I am unable to supply you with some photos of my gorgeous mini journals. But here is some inspiration to get you going.

Visit this blog site for some pics of adorable textile mini journals. kahlo a is an amazingly talented artist who shares a lot of what she knows on her blog.

Kalonacreativity.blogspot.ca
Go to the right hand side bar and click on: 2012
Then click on, "June"
Then click on, "Twinchie books - so sweet

I was the lucky recipient of one of Kalona's Twinchie books. :)

Here is other ways in which to use your new Twinchie books: Google: mini journal necklaces on ETSY and PINTEREST.

Have fun making your mini journals!

Please mail your three TWINCHIE BOOKS to:

Susanne Skene
3864 Lefran Road
Cobble Hill, B.C.
V0R 1L4
CANADA

Swap List:

  1.  JL Johnson - USA - Received!!!
  2. Christine Stuart - United Kingdom - Received!!!
  3. Susanne Skene - Canada 
  4. Elaine Sobey - Canada -  Received!!!
  5. Marion Kaye - Australia - Received!!!
  6. Jennifer Kelecseny - USA - ??? 
  7. Sandra Carey - Australia - Withdrew
  8. Barbara Davis - USA - Received!!!
  9. Lisa Jong - USA - Received!!!
  10. Riya Melgert - The Netherlands - Received!!!
  11. Tricia De Luna - USA - Received!!!
  12. Maria Ximena Silva - Columbia - Received!!!
  13. Alicen Kaye - Tasmania, Australia -  Received!!!
  14. Sharon Nelson - United Kingdom -  Received!!!

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I have never really made a journal or mini journal. Should the signatures (pages) be decorated?

Hi Susanne,

This sounds like fun. I already have three signatures done and will probably do several more as I had been thinking of doing an inchie one. Keep me updated.



Susanne Skene said:

Good morning JL,
The way you would like to present your journal is completely an, "artist's choice." You can take a page and add a wonderful background before you sew it to your journal cover. You may doodle, add your favourite quotes, stamp or hand draw or paint. And it is perfectly okay to just leave the pages blank for the recipient to fill in. I'm not sure if this swap is going to fly or not but let's see what happens in the next couple of weeks. I'd like to get at least 10 players to make this worthwhile for everyone. Meanwhile play around with some recycled material or fabric and see where your muse leads. Have fun!

Hi Susanne seems a long time since weve done any of this lovely art I will join if that's ok been making some for a few days and really enjoying it  

xx Christine xx

Hi Susanne _ I have never done one of these before but would love to give it a try so will try to get you some before your deadline _ Thanks for hosting. _Elaine

Hi Susanne, I am happy to give these little books a go but I am worried re the binding of them, how does it have to be done? I am not very good with traditional book binding. Marion K

Oooooh, this sounds fun, real cute idea, bit worried that I'm taking a lot on, at college next week, full time this time, ive looked into getting a diabetes alert dog which I'm fundraising for as my family have their own lives to live, this idea sounds great and I'm going to try my best to do, perhaps dont put me down just yet but I'll do my best
Love Shaz xxx hope you are well



Susanne Skene said:

Hello Elaine and Marion,

I really appreciate you ladies trying this challenge. I still remember my first mini Twinchie books and how daunting I thought the task was and how much fun I had making them not to mention the victory I felt when they held together lol! I'll post my first Twinchie books when I am home And back on my regular computer. I had used upcyled leather for my first book challenge.

There's two YouTube videos I recommend you Google. Please Google either these two videos to help you choose how you want to bind your book:
"How To Make A Tiny Paper Book with Washi Tape"
"How To Make A Book: Saddle Stitch with Thread" by Sea Lemon

I highly recommend all book binding videos done by SEA LEMON. She is just so clear on her visual instructions and I often book bind right along with her and just pause when I start getting behind the lesson. She's awesome for any beginner book maker.

I am going to signup anyone who is interested in this swap but if for any reason you can't find the time to complete the challenge no worries! Whatever shows up at my house will get swapped out.

It would be greatly appreciated if all participants can let me know when they've mailed out their books. I'll indicate whether a book has been MAILED as well as RECEIVED beside the participant's name.

I look forward to posting some more videos and pictures of Twinchie books to help you all along once I get back home from the north. Christine, would you mind posting some of your Twinchie books you've made in the past as well as some you have received in swaps? I'm sure the others would find some inspiration from your photos. :o)

these are a few twinches ive made  for swaps but ive still got them hope this is ok Susanne
 
christine stuart said:



Susanne Skene said:

Hello Elaine and Marion,

I really appreciate you ladies trying this challenge. I still remember my first mini Twinchie books and how daunting I thought the task was and how much fun I had making them not to mention the victory I felt when they held together lol! I'll post my first Twinchie books when I am home And back on my regular computer. I had used upcyled leather for my first book challenge.

There's two YouTube videos I recommend you Google. Please Google either these two videos to help you choose how you want to bind your book:
"How To Make A Tiny Paper Book with Washi Tape"
"How To Make A Book: Saddle Stitch with Thread" by Sea Lemon

I highly recommend all book binding videos done by SEA LEMON. She is just so clear on her visual instructions and I often book bind right along with her and just pause when I start getting behind the lesson. She's awesome for any beginner book maker.

I am going to signup anyone who is interested in this swap but if for any reason you can't find the time to complete the challenge no worries! Whatever shows up at my house will get swapped out.

It would be greatly appreciated if all participants can let me know when they've mailed out their books. I'll indicate whether a book has been MAILED as well as RECEIVED beside the participant's name.

I look forward to posting some more videos and pictures of Twinchie books to help you all along once I get back home from the north. Christine, would you mind posting some of your Twinchie books you've made in the past as well as some you have received in swaps? I'm sure the others would find some inspiration from your photos. :o)
Thanks Susanne for understanding, I totally intend to have a go if I can, such a lovely idea, are they called twinchies or cute inches? Especially as Christine has done such lovely little examples. Will keep a watch on this page and will let you ASAP if I can participate for definite Shaz x

Please sign me up for this one :)

Jennifer Kelecseny

516 Pennsylvania Avenue

Farrell PA 16121

USA

Hi Susanne, I would love to join in on this one! Sounds like fun!  I am getting some US dollars as I am going there on holidays soon so I can try & get some Canadian dollars for you but how much would I need to send you for the return postage to Australia?  Can you let me know please.  My address is 

Sandra Carey

32 Fairmont Crescent

Underwood   Qld   4119

AUSTRALIA

Thanks for hosting.  Chow.  Sandra

Hey Susanne,  sign me up.....I would like to  make a journal.  I have your journal displayed on a small table....I am always receiving compliments on it.  Barbara Davis

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