Monday, 18 August 2008

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere...

It has been a very busy weekend despite the awful weather which is still covering Cornwall. I feel sorry for anyone who has booked a holiday here, it really has not let up at all and this morning looks like a November day.

You may remember that I found this lovely piece of fabric on Ebay by Micheal Miller a few weeks ago. I thought (and hoped) that it would be perfect for my friends diary cover. Well I finished it just before I went on holiday. We met up at another friends house on Saturday and I was able to give it to her.

I tried out a new idea by incorporating a pen holder as well. I found a small pen to slot in, may need to adjust this slightly if a longer pen is needed.

I lined the inside with blue cotton fabric. I used pink binding down the edges and here added my label. On the left I added two pockets. This is a new addition, previous covers had a plastic pocket but this time I decided to try something a little stronger.

Close up of pockets.
Kirsty left a lovely comment on an earlier post where I mentioned the cover for the first time so I will transfer it to here.

"Hello, have managed at last to find how to comment although I have already confused myself with the next step! I think that the ICT section of my brain has really deserted me! I just wanted to say another huge THANK YOU for my wonderful, funky diary cover - I love it!!
Kirsy X"

Anytime Kirsty!
I want to try and get hold of some more this fabric because it think it is great.

Well on Sunday we went to see a cat and we brought him home that afternoon. I will post some pictures but as he is a little unsure at the moment so sneaking up on him with a camera may not be a good idea at the moment. there is also a little story that goes with him too.

It is raining again today so Sophie is going to do some cutting and sticking and I am going to use the sewing machine so the kitchen table is booked!
:-)
XX

11 comments:

Nan said...

Oh.... so pretty, I stopped by to tell you I finished finally with my post for the meme and award! I started it yesterday and never got it done till just now!

Indigo Blue said...

There is no pressure with these, it is supposed to be fun afterall.

FazendoArte said...

is a lovely book!

cheers from Brazil

JuliaB said...

beeeeeeautiful fabric!! xx

Alison Boon said...

Ahh so lovely as always. Hope the cat settles down quickly. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

M.Kate said...

That's a fantastic cover, love the colours :D

LOUISE said...

The weather really isn't any better down here in Sussex, when is this wind going to let up? The material is bright and cheerful and a really good idea to include the penholder on your covers, that is ingenious. x

jo said...

Love the material, so bright and cheerful. Lots of rain in the Midlands too.

Primrose Corner said...

Lovely journal cover and I agree with you that fabric is delicious. The weather however..... is awful too here in the East Midlands. Our water has been cut off and we have torrential rain. Doh!

Jacquie said...

i'm a michael miller fan too, but i've never seen this fabric. love it! you were so right, it made a great notebook cover.

woof nanny said...

Oh how fun. I found some amazing fabric on a vest in a thrift store, and I plan to make it into a notebook cover for a Christmas present. I want it to hold a yellow legal pad. I haven't found a good tutorial yet. The cardboard back of the paper pad will need to slip in from the top. Have you seen anything?

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