Sunday, November 27, 2011

Covered Journal

This is the last journal cover for this year. I've done quite a few lately so will take a box of them to the Old Bakery on 8th shop next week.
This came from an embroidery done a few years ago, using the circular attachment of my sewing machine.  I was thinking of making it into a bag but journals are quicker to do and seem to sell well. The knitted flowers were a bargain purchase. I was thinking of painting this cover but I think its OK as is - what do you think?


Above: cover opened out. 
Thanks for your comments on my last post. I will remove some of the pressed tin panels if the person who buys the property intends to demolish it. I have already taken a lot of rusty tools and various items which I intend to use for rusting fabric. I'll post pics when I get to it - probably next year. Might do some rubbings in situ too.
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21 comments:

ju-north said...

What a beautiful book cover!

Judy said...

Love your album cover as it is.

DIAN said...

I think the cover is lovely the way it is. It has enough texture and colour to really attract attention.

Mermaid's Purse said...

I think it's lovely as it is and was surprised to read that the flowers were knitted ..... they work really well!

Karen said...

I think its gorgeous to, love the colors :)

Dorothy said...

I like the book cover the way it is, there is someone out there who will love it.

Terri Stegmiller said...

I think this journal is very intriguing and invites one closer to investigate and touch. Lovely.

Judy said...

When I saw the small picture of your journal cover on my blog's 'Yummy Reads', I was intrigued and had to see what it was all about. It's lovely. What is the circular attachment you talk about for your sewing machine? What kind of machine do you have? I've never heard of such a thing.

xo

Sandy said...

I love it the way it is.

Judys Fiber Art said...

I really love the look of this. Just beautiful.

Linda said...

And ditto from me too Linda. I love it the way it is. I had one of those cirlce attachments for my original Bernina 830, but it won't fit these other two later ones. I think the yellows in this cover give it a lot of life.

Ruth said...

Wow! this is beautiful.

Cait said...

This is absolutely beautiful Linda. I love it. Also enjoyed the pics and story about your uncle's place - I love rusty and pressed tin too, cheers.

MulticoloredPieces said...

At the risk of sounding redundant, I'll repeat what everybody else has said--gorgeous journal cover! Lovely colors and design and you demonstrate the possibilities of machine embroidery/stitching. By the way, it looks to me as though the flowers are crocheted. Looking forward to following your future projects.
best, nadia

Joy V said...

I love the cover the way it is. Love making journals/journal covers for gifts - they're always very well received and loved.

skye said...

Beautiful!! I would leave it just as it is.

Emma said...

This cover is lovely, muted bright colors, if that's not a contradiction! Been drooling over those shed tiles below, wonderful;)

Judy said...

Hi Linda, can you contact me...you have won a prize on my Blog!!

Jane said...

this is stunning!

saraz said...

This is a gorgeous embroidery!

Heather Woollove said...

Such a pretty journal cover!
I like to make these in felt sometimes, like here:http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/09/art-deco-book-cover-for-swap.html and here: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/08/goddess-hand-book-cover.html