Sunday, April 5, 2015
Folk Song Notebook Cover
If I had to pick a favorite collection from 2015 so far, it might very well be Folk Song by Anna Maria Horner. Her beautiful designs and stunning range of colors absolutely make my heart sing, and I knew that I wanted to use these prints to make the cover of my new sewing notebook.
While I designed this particular cover myself, I was heavily influenced by Jennie's adorable Scrappy Little Planner Tutorial which you absolutely must see. Mine is far more simplistic, but it works for what I needed. I added a small amount of quilting to the log cabin design on the front, leaving the fussy cut bouquet on the back to shine all by itself. Every time I look at this cover, my breath catches again at those incredibly saturated colors.
I added an elastic pen holder to the inside of the cover and bound the whole thing in yarn dyed Essex linen in leather. This mini notebook from Target is my latest idea for keeping all my ideas in one spot. Now I have a beautiful place to store my notes on project designs, blogging topics, and sewing classes. If you look closely, you can see that I too am enjoying Creativebug's brilliant series on How to Design Fabric. I'm hoping to sneak in another class tonight along with a cup of tea and a chocolate chip cookie. It's become my favorite way to end the day.
Happy Easter, friends!
Posted by Heidi Staples at 5:44 PM
Labels: book cover, quilting, scraps, sewing
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I was thinking of taking that class! I wonder if you can sign in late?ReplyDelete
This is just so, so beautiful! I love how you squeeze so much beauty into such small projects. I'm always tempted to feel that it needs to be bigger to let the design have an impact. I have so much to learn from you! xx
What pleasure this project will bring you every time you pick it up or open it! It's important to have beauty in these small, everyday items in our lives. Well done!ReplyDelete
so much beauty in a small project! I think this has to be my favourite fabric collection in a long time!ReplyDelete
It is very pretty and your new favorite way to end the day is a great one.ReplyDelete
Difficult to open a notebook that's so pretty on the outside!ReplyDelete
Those are absolutely gorgeous! I love the quilted look of them instead of just one fabric. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love your notebook cover. So colorful and practical. I'm definitely adding it to my ever growing wish list of projects. It looks super practical.ReplyDelete