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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I did it!!!!!...eventually...

I have been trying to think of something to make for my god daughter Emma for her birthday.  She lives in Perth and I am in Sydney so I don't see her very often so it is not always easy to know what she is "in to" etc but I know she loves to draw.  This is another reason why I love my blog and all those that I follow!  I saw loads of girls making journal covers and suddenly realised a journal cover on an art book would be perfect for Emma.  I googled and found a fabulous tutorial here by Ros of Bloom fame.

That is what I have been doing just about all day.  I thought I had it all sorted and just needed to iron the end result but when I tried it on the book it was too small - don't ask me where I went wrong with my calculations - I have no idea!!!  but luckily I was able to sew a bit extra on without it looking out of place and TA DAH!!!!!

A journal cover fit for a cute little God-daughter!!!
The front!
 The back cover!

The inside front cover

I am so glad it is finished and I will definitely make more (and I will pay closer attention to the measurements next time!) 

Now I am looking forward to working on my red scrap table runner tomorrow.  I have the top completed and tomorrow have to cut and piece the backing (a bit of a surprise planned there) and then quilt and bind it.  I probably won't get all of that done during the day tomorrow but I will give it a good go!  Unfortunately there is also a small matter of arranging an evening meal for the hubby and sons who expect to eat each day (what's with that!)  and a bit of Mum taxi driving to do so, as well as a couple of errands (post office, grocery shopping!) to do!  Blahh!!!  I would rather just sew!

Till next time!  Happy Stitching!


  1. Your journal cover looks wonderful...she will love it! You know I totally understand the husband and son business - why can't they just eat cereal!

  2. Great idea, I am sure she will love it! I especially like the bubble bees :)

  3. Your journel cover is so cute. What a great idea. I know Emma is just going to love it.

  4. Emma is going to love it!! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished table runner so keep sharing your projects with us!!


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