The work is really only in the preparation. And as the choice of design is up to you, it's down to how much time you have. Otherwise the daily commitment is only 5 minutes!!! The challenge is to fill in a little tiny square each day with a word, a picture or a sentence picking out something from your day.
Kate used pages in her A4 moleskine, adding another challenge for herself by working larger than she's used to. I decided I wanted to make a book which will then become a diary of the year. I'll be REALLY chuffed if I manage to write in it everyday, I've never managed to keep a diary beyond the first week or two of January ;)
I started with a large sheet of Bockingford watercolour paper on the kitchen floor and had a wonderful time adding colour to it using my adirondack paint dabbers.
When my husband came into our small kitchen to get his breakfast, he was very sweet and really didn't mind manoeuvring around me, but did fall about laughing at me and insisted on taking a photo...which I'm not sharing!!
Once I'd painted both sides and they were dry, I tore the paper into eight pieces, and sewed down the middle of seven of them to create a book.
It's still waiting for '2010' to be added, and 'january' to be added to the tag, but otherwise I'm pretty much set! The book needs a cover, and I'm going to prep february's page next, but it's good to go for Friday :)
Thanks Kate, this is going to be great fun!!! And hello to all my new followers! And the uplifting comments people have left as part of the Stamp Man's first blog hop. If you've not joined in yet, there's still time! You've got until midnight GMT Sunday 3rd January 2010. My part of the blog hop is the post below this one. Happy Hopping!