It wasn't quite large enough so I sewed on a piece of wood veneer to finish the length.
The birch bark was a natural (pun intended) & the mossy ribbon is perfect for the binding.
And tiny mushrooms - I couldn't resist tucking them in!
The 4x4" page inserts made me anticipate a square book, but when you factor in
the hardware and the piece of the page that has the holes in it, it came out quite rectangular.
I decided to leave the inside of the cover as-is but tucked a feather into a knot.
The hardware fastener was flimsy so I stitched it on with hemp twine.
Our place is north of us in Gladwin which we've nicknamed "Glad".
I gave the wooden letters a camo treatment with walnut inks & mounted them on vellum.
I added some kraft punched circles on the backside of the letters with Tim Holtz sentiments
& the date we closed on the property. Greg is standing in the driveway, which hasn't been
used in eleven years! Quite an ambitious undertaking...
When we viewed the property a small herd of deer appeared at the end of the road.
That was a real encouragement to us that we would be seeing lots of wildlife!
We bought sweet corn from an Amish family & fell in love with the birch forest.
I will add some journaling in those blank squares.
A visit by a beautiful butterfly (which we identified but can I find the info? no) was another
encouragement, but the real excitement was a pile of bear poop on a log over the trail!
A little too exciting, you say? Have never seen another sign of it since...
That log has been named "Bear Poop Log" & will appear on our hand drawn map.
A beautiful feather we found fits perfectly in the 4x4" pocket & looks good from either side.
The start of the next four-square starts with a piece of paper wasp nest.
I'm looking forward to continue to fill the pockets with tiny photos of our progress
in building our cabin & improving the trail. This has been a really fun project!
I hope that you included the option of a mini-book in your kit this month.