As promised, here is the finished cat journal. Above, it is held closed by thin elastic. Aesthetically, it could be prettier, but I do like the idea that as the journal is used and filled with fun stuff the elastic will stretch to hold everything in safely.
The pages are letter-sized copy paper folded in half, dyed with tea or coffee or spices, or painted with watercolours.
Here’s what they looked like before putting them in the book.
This is the fabric I used for the lining of the cover. It’s a rather amusing puppy-themed one that looks like a newspaper.
That was fun! I have already cut the canvas and lining for another one, this time with a sewing theme.