Thursday, February 25, 2010

The circle game (Joni Mitchell) journal

I've always loved that song by Joni Mitchell called The Circle Game. So when I saw this fabric completely dedicated to circles, I thought of the song and had to make a journal from it. I'm not sure if the song or the fabric inspired me. My life is so full of cycles... some good, some not so good, but nonetheless I am happy to have a visual homage to patterns. So, it's a few hours later...the peacock patch was an afterthought...I just wanted to add something to make it less boring. I don't know if I will change the name of the journal or not. The original idea still holds true, I will always start singing that song when I see it. The last photo in the set was taken before I added the patch(which is 100% hand stitched by me). I really loved making two favorite things (books and patches) together again!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pear and Teal Journal

Another hard back journal, but it's also soft because it's fabric covered. :) The first page of every signature is teal blue card stock. The other pages are an off white, blank drawing paper. End pages are dark blue with white polka dots cotton fabric. Journal size is 4 1/2 x 6 inches. I added some creamy yellow eyelets. In spite of potty training my three yr. old, I still made time to finish was a labor of love. :p

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winter flowers mini notebook

Hand stitched flower patch. Made of felt. The end pages are a gray/white cotton fabric. Made as a gift. This is my favorite patch to make. It always ends up so pretty.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bird lovers notebook

Hand stitched of felt, plus I embroidered a couple of plants in back. Patch is attached to a stiffened felt cover and notebook paper is 3x5 cards cut in half, so it's refillable. Is it just me or does this remind you of the bird watching Scout merit badge? hahaha