Sorry I've been MIA! Life is crazy again. What else is new! I wanted to blog the other shop I went to in Florida, and I will, but I don't have time at the moment. So, just a quick post to show you something I worked on a couple of weeks ago....before we got about 10 inches of snow and the temperature dropped to 8 degrees, like it was last night when I came home. Spring! Where are you? I want you!
Looking at these pictures makes me long for those unusually warm January days we were having a couple of weeks ago....you could actually see the grass, and I was outside in my shirt sleeves....it was 50 degrees!
I used Kate Spain's Good Fortune fabric for these. I cut up a charm pack that I had purchased from Julie at The Intrepid Thread. She didn't have the yardage yet, so I bought a charm pack. I think she said the yardage arrives today. I totally love this fabric. I want more of it. I was able to make all four journal covers out of one charm pack. I thought that was pretty awesome!
I got some yardage of this fabric for the lining and flap holders. Isn't it cute? It is Tanya Whelan's Dolce-Rita from Free Spirit. I really like it. I bought a couple of yards of it. Really glad I did. I love the birds and the colors. As you can see, inside these journal covers is a simple composition book.
The pattern is called Patchwork Notebook, and it is from Sweetwater. You can get it in their etsy shop. The pattern is very simple and straightforward. Easy to sew and very clear directions. Honestly, I want to go sew up another 4 of these right now.
I think what really makes the notebooks, though, is the cute iron-on label I also got from Sweetwater. I have one left. I think I'll make one more journal. Or maybe I'll order a few more of these. This is the first time I had worked with Sweetwater's iron-on labels. I really enjoyed doing so, and it gave my project some extra oomph, I think!
What are you up to today? I'm going to work and am looking forward to some Valentine crafting with some friends this weekend. More to come on that one!
I'll finish up with my Florida stuff shortly. Talk to you again soon!
Until next time,