When I fell and broke my shoulder last May, I basically couldn’t do much of anything.
I had to keep my left arm totally still in a sling for about 8 weeks!
I wasn’t even allowed to use my left hand at all!
Fearful of falling and injuring myself further, I was actually afraid to even walk around very much.
I became super depressed.
So depressed I could hardly bear it.
In my efforts to combat my depression and also to keep myself from going completely stir crazy, I began watching Youtube videos on how to make junk journals!
I don’t exactly know why I picked videos about junk journals to watch, but I do know that after watching just one, I became enamored with the whole fascinating process!
I fell in love with the idea of making my own junk journals one day!
I watched lots of videos and learned how to make all kinds of the beautiful components that go into putting together a gorgeous junk journal!
I was eager to put my new found knowledge to work and begin making my own journals but there was just one problem: that pesky broken shoulder!!
I was forced to wait, and wait I did, and very impatiently so I might add, for my doctor to say I could take off that annoying sling!
However, when the big day finally arrived to take the sling off, I was devastated to discover that my arm had been immobilized for so long that it would not move, not even a fraction of an inch!
Before my arm and hand could actually function, I had to endure many more weeks of pure torture in the form of physical therapy.
Wanting to be able to make my own journals some day was a great incentive for me to keep up with that extremely painful physical therapy.
Fast forward a few months and I’m so happy to say that I’ve been able to make several junk journals for myself!
I’ve even made quite a few as gifts for family and friends.
And they just keep turning out lovelier and lovelier, if I do say so myself!
I love the whole intricately detailed process of making junk journals so much that want to just keep on making them!
The problem I’m now facing is that I can use just so many of them for myself and I feel like I’ve reached the limit of how many I can give away as gifts…at least for a little while, anyway!
So, I am so pleased to announce that I have decided to try my hand at selling my creations!
In fact, I recently just made my very first junk journal to sell and it sold after being listed for only about 15 minutes!!
My plan is to continue making junk journals as I have the time and sell them!!
If you’d like to purchase one let me know in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit my Etsy Shop, Vintage Printable Pics to see what might be available!
If you’d like to see my very first junk journal, please check out the photos and video below!
I’d also like to take a minute to let you all know that just bout everything I know about making junk journals, I learned from the amazing Jessica of I’m a Cool Mom on Youtube!