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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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