Friday, April 30, 2010
I used free hand embroidery to "draw" some spring dandelions in the sun. Made with a felt background and attached to a stiffened felt cover. For end pages I used this blue polka dot cotton fabric. Paper is refillable, 3x5 cards cut in half. Lots of fun to make...tons of french knots!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I got this beautiful fabric on a trip to Hailey, Idaho a few weeks ago. Jeremy and I left the kids with his sister and took off for an overnighter. His band played a show at the Sun Valley Brewery while we were there, too. So this journal really reminds me of the deep woods and the beauty of the mountains. I added a hand sewn felt patch to the front. The book is also carefully hand sewn with linen waxed thread. Each of the six signatures has a beige piece of card stock as the first page. Sewing the book is my favorite part...this time was especially fun, I don't know why. :D
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I finished this last night. It's a design I made once before but really liked. Patch made of felt and attached to stiffened felt. Hand stitched by me with embroidery floss. The end pages are a dark blue "starry" cotton fabric. Super cute!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Fun to make and some of my favorite summery blues. There was a blue sky today after a week of rain and gray, so I am hopeful that the leaves on the trees will be returning soon!! Fabric covered recycled hard back book covers. I used a cool map/hot air balloon fabric for the end pages. Six signatures of paper are carefully hand sewn inside. The first page of every signature is a baby blue color, the rest of the pages are white. I used an off-white linen waxed thread to sew the pages in, black eyelets were used also. This is so reminding me of summer and that breezy, oceanic smell. A journal to take on a trip to the beach!