Around five or so years ago, I received a fabric covered notebook for my birthday from a couple in our congregation. It was honestly my favorite journal. It's beautiful and embroidered with Indian swirls and patterns. I dubbed it my quote book and filled it with random passages, quotes, poems, magazine clippings etc. throughout the years. Now? It's kinda full. And um .. falling apart.
But I love my quote book. So I decided to make a Quote Book II. I'd make my own this time. Sort of. I'd cover it myself, that is. I remembered a notepad my aunt gave me once for me to write down notes in church. She had covered it with a scrap piece of fabric and cross-stitched my name to it ( I regret not having photos of these examples, however, they're in boxes under boxes somewhere in the great unknown ...). I thought I'd do a variation of that.
I bought a composition notebook at the dollar store and dug out the left over fabric piece from that "The Wind Blew Her Hair" project. (I promise I'm working on a sequel. I found the right place, but I need to go there again. It's a few hours away.. so bear with me.)
Got my glue gun and a few left over sparkly embellishments from the Truly Lovely project .. and got to it.
Wanna cover up a journal of your own with me? Ok. Let's get to it.
Confession #1. Cutting only a fraction of the fabric and
ripping it apart the rest of the way makes me feel like an awesome
seamstress who actually knows what she's doing.
(Please excuse that crazy "of" that's not supposed to be there.)
Before you glue on the shiny stuff, make sure to
open the book and check that it's not upside down.
(Confession #2. Might have found that out the hard way. Might have.)
Confession #3. My Brazilian nickname is Lari. No you may not call me
by that name because you will pronounce it Larry. No. Don't. Please. Just. Don't. *sigh*
It's really quite easy and fun too. I've already begun filling it up, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave some quotes/passages/verses/poems in the comments. (: