‘Dear Dahlia’ Journal ~ A nod to Wednesday Addams!

Oh I’ve had so much fun creating this journal. Along with echoes (from 13 years ago) of dum de dumming the old Addams Family tune while bobbing a little ‘un in my arms to get those gorgeous baby smiles and chuckles!

Anyway, I digressed a little there! Back to this journal.

It is a nod to the character Wednesday Addams but I wanted to pull out a few elements which fascinated me. The typewriter, the black dahlias, the absolutely gorgeous black cello and of course the Raven dress.

Of course, the colour theme had to be black, hence the black ruffle frame and signature edges. There is a hint of a dark burgundy, faded, but it is there.

This called for my new toy…a swivel stapler!!! Oh my , it’s brilliant but a normal stapler will do (I’m just fascinated by the thing!)

You see, I don’t do well when it comes to sewing. A button, name tag and the odd rogue seam is my limit. I wanted a ‘stitched ‘ look along the ruffles, so I turned my trusty stapler upside down and stapled along the centre. Perfect. The cute gold tone staple pins really set it off.

When you don’t sew… staple it!

There are 3 signatures .The binding is with a black satin ribbon to compliment the organza ribbon found through out the journal.

The inside of the front and back cover, each have a concertina/ file fold. Closed with the organza ribbon. They contain extra journalling cards which could also be used as photo mats .

Throughout there are tags and hidden paperclips decorated with lace and torn doilies.

The writing pages are a mixture of plain and some with the imprint of a half doily on the edges.

Here’s the flip through.

Where to find it.

If you would like to add this OOAK journal to your collection or gift to someone you know will fall in love with it, you can find it in my Etsy shop. Click the button and it will take you right there.

Until next time, take care.

~Louise. x


The Handmade Journal

Crikey, I never realised how addictive it would be to create and make a journal!!! In true Vintage Norah fashion I wanted to incorporate her lace trims and broken jewellery as embellishment or spine danglies.

The result has been beautiful journals made with a huge amount of care and each time I am amazed at how they gently and lovingly ‘speak out ‘ to you. Letting you know how they want to appear.

Maybe it’s just me but I have felt this each time and find it very magical.

Pastel Flower Jewel Handmade journal. Hard cover ,3 signatures, Journal Cards.


16 pages within a pdf of various sizes on a4 size.

Perfect for background papers, journal cards, fussy cuts, tags whatever your imagination brings to you.


For me it’s all about memories. the whole thing of certain smells which resonate from a childhood and beautiful moments we gather through out life.

I simply felt sometimes we want to hold onto these special memories of places or people and keep them gently in a place which doesn’t involve sharing with everyone else.

Even now, I’ll have a little time to remember grandparents, family times , all those happy moments full of laughter and love. As a family, we are very lucky to have this, which makes it even more precious.

Hold onto your loved ones and all the joy you share together.

Louise. x