Remains of the Day class. Journal is closed in photo at left, and open, below.
I deviated from her instructions a bit, by using Peltex inside the slipcover instead of heavy paper. You could also use Timtex or Fast2Fuse, any of the heavy heavy weight interfacings, and it doesn't matter if they're fusible or not.
The outside cover is a piece of discharged cotton with scraps and small pieces of other discharged fabrics free-motion quilted on after I put the interfacing inside. The inside cover is white fabric with tiny black circles -- you can see a tiny bit of it at the bottom of both photos.
Re: the concept of shabby, it's hard for me to get really shabby...or it's something I need to work on. Even my "shabby" pieces look quite-well made. But that's okay ~ I love this journal cover.
A lot of my handmade fabric is relocating from quilting fabric piles into a new book arts fabric pile, especially the small bits and pieces that I never managed to fit into a quilt -- like the pieces in the journal cover.