Friday, 13 March 2009

Journal cover variation

I stitched this whimsical girly some time ago and she has been sitting patiently waiting for me to make her up into a journal cover. 'At last', she declares!
I have used my previous journal cover tutorial again for basic dimensions. 
The stitched panel was too big to include a scrap-pieced strip on the front cover, so I sneaked one in on the back instead:
And another on the inside:
And I used some ric-rac to trim the top & bottom edges:
The stitchery design comes from the lovely Elsa Mora blog, as a free pattern here
Of course, you can use any stitchery design you desire to come up with a similar result.
I have had some great comments from several girls who have made up journal covers from my tutorial. I will be back soon to showcase some of their fantastic interpretations.

37 comments:

  1. wow, how lovely! Very dainty and sweet! xoxo

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  2. Bloom, she really is a pretty little girlie journal. Very sweet...the kind of journal to write all things lovely and all things serene!

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  3. This is really adorable. I love journals and I would love to keep notes in this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This cover is really pretty and lovely! I love it lots! Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  5. It's just adorable, really lovely. Thank you for the tutorial. I had kept the stitchery design some time ago and I love what you've done with it. It has just the right look with the strips, ribbon and ricrac. Who doesn't like ric rac. I think I'll make this for a secret santa gift!

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  6. Bloom

    That looks fantastic , you have inspired me to make some more.
    Making them can become very addictive
    Thanks for your generosity in sharing

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  7. That is so cute! I might have to copy you :P

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  8. Oh Ros, it's just gorgeous and thanks for the link. I'll use that for sure.
    Love your photography. always looks so professional.

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  9. That is really, really cute!!

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  10. It is sooooo cute. I really have to make some journal covers. But first some other serious sewing this weekend.

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  11. OH.!! I Love this one..it is too Cute..the red ric rac really adds to it...Good One.!!
    cheers

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the strippy bit and the stitchery is so cute...might need to make myself one!! Cathyx

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  13. Love the stitchery and the linen journal cover!

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  14. What a sweet journal cover! Love the stitchery, the patchwork, the linen, the ricrac - does it get any better?

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  15. What lovely neat work you do. This is really pretty. I also love the grey/white fabric you have underneath the journal. It's gorgeous. I really enjoy reading your blogs and seeing what you are creating next.
    Mandy.

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  16. Oh that is beautiful!
    Ros, where do you buy your linen from, I have had trouble finding some here.

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  17. So sweet! And thanks for the reminder about your journal cover tutorial! I wanted to make it when I first saw it, then got so busy.....Now it's at the top of my list again!

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  18. How sweet...what a wonderful variation!

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  19. Another cute journal cover! Love the rick rack around the edges and the stitchery is adorable.

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  20. Your work looks great as usual.

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  21. wow - that is so beautiful! What will you use it for?

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  22. This is just utterly adorable! The stitching is georgous, and all the detail. I love the little patchwork strip.
    Best wishes,
    Jenelle

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  23. Very nice! love the ric rac. I'm getting ready to make some of these for my first craft show, but they won't be half as cute as yours.

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  24. thanks for sharing! so pretty! ^_^

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  25. I love it! These would make such wonderful gifts.

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  26. that is so very pretty! And your patchwork stripe down the back is the perfect touch. I've not been inpsired to make a journal cover before - I am now!

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  27. What a great journal cover! It made me start thinking on making a cover for books I'm reading, just to protect them when I'm are carrying them around!

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  28. I love all of it, especially the little birdie on her head. So pretty and dear.

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  29. Every part of this is beautiful! What a lovely combination.

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  30. This is so fantastic!! Your work is very impressive...I look forward to following your blog. :)

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  31. I love your book cover, I am wondering what you used for the cream fabric that you stitched on. It looks really nice.

    Agnes

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  32. I just love the rick rack peeking out!

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  33. Hello,

    It is lovely, theres is a lovely combination.
    Congratulations!
    Cristina

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a message. I endeavour to reply to each & every one of your comments, but forgive me if occasionally I don't - life just gets in the way sometimes! Be assured your comments are ALWAYS read & appreciated. Best wishes, Bloom.

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