I've been working quite a few days on this handmade journal. Each page has an organza pocket for holding papers, bills, checkbooks, ipods, cell phones or whatever. A few pages have a spill proof design for smaller or more valuable items, like buttons or coins. I liked the idea of making an artist's book, but then I wanted to be able to use it for everyday life, not just sitting on a shelf somewhere. Hopefully it will help me to stay more organized!
The pages are made from a piece of peltex (or timtex...can't remember the name of it) covered with batting and a piece of silk on which one of my sketchbook pages is printed. Then I quilted each page. On the backs of the quilted pages was plain cotton fabric, which I then covered with gesso and embellished with pencil and fine tip pen by writing random thoughts about the image. Also I used watercolor on top of the gesso. Then when each page was dry I attached organza for the pockets.
Finally I stitched it together using a french bookbinding technique, and attached a fabric spine just to neaten it up a bit. Edges are satin stitched. I hope you enjoy looking at it and get some ideas to make your own organizing journal!