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Monday, March 7, 2011

Trial Run

I record my fabric, hours etc in an old journal. Said journal was purchased at the Dollar Store and had a hideous faux-leather cover which I trashed as soon as I bought it. It then stayed as a hideous cardboard covered thing. Until today!


I've always planned on getting a decent cover for it, but haven' been looking very hard for the perfect cross stitch design. Today I decided to see if I can actually make a fabric cover properly before I try it out on the still-theoretical cross stitch.


I used this tutorial, since it seemed pretty straight forward (and it was dead easy!) Even though this was a trial run I didn't want it to be boring, so I drew some random swirls and stitching a whole bunch of flowers I found in the bargain bin. It very simple but I am well pleased with myself!


Edited to add that I in no way made those flowers. While I'd love to do so they're way too complicated for me and at $0.66 for all of them, they were dirt cheap.
PS. Please ignore the absolutely filthy windowsill, window etc.

18 comments:

Annie said...

It's gorgeous! I thought you had made those roses yourself before you told me otherwise. What a great idea!

Rachel S said...

Very pretty! Great job!

Dee said...

The roses are BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on the finish.

Carol said...

What a lovely and creative idea!! That sure does beat a faux-leather cover :)

gracie said...

Looks very nice...

Myra said...

That is so pretty Blu!

Jules said...

Simply beautiful cover!

Ranae said...

Very pretty journal cover,
good job!

Karen said...

I think you have it down pat! Love the finish ....

Lesleyanne said...

Great job on your journal.

♥ Nia said...

Very nice job! Congrats :)
Happy Women's Day ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous

Joysze said...

I looooove what you did to the journal cover, Blu. How absolutely pretty!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial link!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Very pretty! I use dollar store journals a lot myself and it is very hard to find a nice cover. I might just have to try one of these :) Thanks for the link!

Heidi said...

How pretty and it will be a joy to write in each time all over again!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Kristen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Robin said...

What a pretty way to save info on something dear....whether it be stitching stash info or dear memories...truly a pretty was to keep your info