Friday, January 31, 2014

Fabric Covered Handmade Journal & More Pages


Cha & Smile page

This is one of my finished spreads.  In my 2003 diary, I noted our then 19 year old had had her wisdom teeth out – hence the page about smiling and teeth.

The other page had a photo of cups and saucers, so I went with that theme and journalled about how much I love a good cup of cha, and how it seems to be a panacea for all sorts of troubles – well here in Oz anyway!

Blue stamp page

This is another page using my hand made rubber stamp.  It is unfinished.

Doodle & Blue page 3

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Little house page

The inspiration for the little house came from the latest Quilting Arts Magazine and these gorgeous fabric houses made and designed by Jacqueline deRuyter shown below. 

I am definitely going to make some of these fabric houses one day.  They are soooo cute.

little house inspiration

Wish page

The wish page is finished and the other page on the right is unrecognizable as this now, but still a work in progress.

Fabric covered Journal No 1

This is my first ever handmade journal.  I wanted to make a fabric covered journal using my own fabric collage pieces and my own papers.  Seeing as I couldn’t find a tutorial for exactly what I was wanting, I had to wing it.  There were many lessons learned, but ultimately I am very happy with it. 

It is going to be for me, so I am just going to love all it’s little imperfections Red heart

Fabric cov Journal Back No 1Book Pages Journal NO 1

The back                                                                        The inside pages

Handmade Journal No 1 Stitching

The middle of the book showing the pamphlet stitch.  I used a tutorial on You Tube by the generous and talented Diana Trout.

The link for pamphlet stitch

Until next time……………Dianne



Hello DI, A very creative Journal Book. Hugs Judy

Vicki Miller said...

Love the journal cover. You did a great job for winging it! Your handwriting is lovely. I tend to work hard at making my writing unrecognisable in my journals, so no one can read it, lol

Suztats said...

I think your journal cover looks great! You wing it good!