This fabric book project was from the Affaire at Downton
event way back in May, and I'm just now finishing it.
Even though it's a fabric book, I didn't do any sewing in it. The tricky thing with a fabric book that you sew in is that you really have to finish the pages before you put the book together.
If you stitch something to an premade book, the stitching will show through on the other side of the page. So this is all glue.
This page LOOKS like its been stitched together, but I actually did the stitching on the fabric and then I glued it into the book.
This page has one of my favorite little bits on it.
This old button with a cupid. I asked my friend Tami the button expert about it, and she said that it's a lithograph that originally had a celluloid cover. If it still had the cover, I'd probably think it was too nice to use in the book!
I tried to keep my collage elements in the Downton era- give or take 50 years.
But the last page in the book really doesn't really fit.
It's a piece of floral stationary that someone glued little tiny bits of tatting to the center of the flowers. I think it's sweet and I didn't want to lose it.
If you have little bits and pieces like this that you'd like to add to a journal, check out Karla's journal page swap Nature's Blessings.
You make journal pages, send them to Karla, and she'll swap them out with other people's pages, and turn it into a hardcover bound journal. The cover features her original artwork, vintage ribbons and millinary.
And the price is only $30. That is a steal of a price for an original handmade journal. I may sound like a late night TV commercial, but I said "Karla, that's crazy, you can't sell a handmade journal that cheap".
If you've thought about making or keeping a journal, so you have a place to doodle, write, keep your secrets or just save pretty little bits and pieces, this is a great opportunity to start.
And if you're already journaling, you know this is a great chance to get a real keepsake book.
(I was not compenstated for this endorsment, I just think this will be a great swap.)