Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Handmade Kindle sleeve

So, after years of resisting the Kindle, I got one for Christmas. And, even though I am an avid reader and still love solid books(obviously), I am really enjoying the ease of use and portability. Having said that, I must also say nothing will ever replace my book obsession. Anyway, I think anyone with a sewing machine can make a Kindle sleeve. I used upholstery fabric lined with felt. It is a quick, super easy sew, and makes your Kindle much safer without having to buy another accessory.

Winter journal

I used a brown barren-tree fabric for this journal, and brown waxed linen thread. I love sewing the headbands, it's my new favorite thing in life. I use the tutorial from the book Making & keeping creative journals by Suzanne Tourtilott, pg 35. It is the best tutorial I've found. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Journal with Coptic headbands & banana flowers

This fabric reminded me of monkey tails and banana flowers. Cute, eh? I covered each of the six signatures with a piece of red card stock. I used the coptic stitch to bind it and then added the headbands afterward. Very fun to make. I can't get enough of the headband practice. I wonder if I could use this method in other mediums...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flower mini notebooks

I wanted to make some mini notebooks with a monochrome color scheme. I like how they turned out.

I used corresponding colors for the end pages.

But mostly I've been busy with the girls doing Christmas activities. We are home alone for a while, while Jeremy is in Scotland at Pop Fest 2011 with his band. We have made an ice wreath, decorations, Christmas cookies, of course present shopping and listening to music of the season. Happy Holidays!!