Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Winter/Spring Shabby Journal
This time, instead of making a slipcover for the interior Peltex, I fused shiboried vintage linens inside and out, edge stitched the book, and then quilted and embellished it. Journal is 9x6 inches.
The first photo below shows the inside cover, and the last shows the inside back cover. I've used a favorite early collage, torn in half, instead of more traditional end papers. The rest of the spreads are pages that I made last summer.
The tie you see isn't stitched on yet -- I might use ribbon instead.
I've been working daily in my Venice Travel Journal, keeping up with Mary Ann Moss's daily postcards and photos.
That journal is already too thick, and I just started filling it. I'll have to remind myself not to over do it in future when I create sewn pages with foldouts, etc. It's easy to make too many pages and not leave room for the natural expansion that happens when the journal gets filled.
Have a happy Boxing Day, if that means anything to you!