Sunday, 17 June 2007

Making a Note Book Cover

I found a gorgeous A6 size notebook in Canberra last weekend. Beautifully made, with pages made from a good quality white paper, it also has an occasional page of blue batik paper. So, armed with the book, I went into the sewing room and took hold of whatever caught my eye as a complement to the batik paper. Here's what I found...
I cut small random triangles from the orange, gold and darker blue fabrics and laid them on the blue background fabric. I then laid some hot-fix Angeline fibres over the lot and ironed it. This melted the Angelina fibres and held the triangles in place while I meandered over the top with blue thread, in a zigzag stitch.
The wool yarn that I had found had gorgeous knobbly bits on it which reminded me of flower heads, so I cut pieces to look like flower heads on stalks.
Then I sewed them onto the fabric, lined it and put a satin stitch around the edge. This is the front of the finished cover...
...and this is the back...
This is the whole cover, laid out flat.

And for those of you wondering what the inside looks like...here it is...
Now I just have to decide whether to put it away to use as a gift, or to keep it myself...hmmm...

6 comments:

Lisa Walton said...

Well - it was my birthday the other day....

Dy said...

Hello Rhonda! I recently discovered your wonderful blog and am enjoying popping in to visit. :-)
Love the texture that the knobbly yarn has created on your journal cover!

Nola said...

It's utterly gorgeous! I've decided, after seeing such beautiful journals on other people's blogs, that I really need to tart up my sketchbooks a bit. One day when I get a bit of playtime.... And if you have to give it away to someone, my birthday is in January!

kay susan said...

It's too good to give away. Keep it for yourself and enjoy using it!

margaret said...

Your bookcovers are gorgeous, Rhonda!
Thanks for leaving your wintery memory of Lucy Boston's house on my blog. The big fireplace in her "living room" had a seat inside it - I wonder if she sat there....
Her family still lives there - but not in the winter, I bet!

Carol said...

I love this notebook cover, I have a weekness for making sketch book covers