i was looking for journals on etsy one evening and after thinking, "hey, i can do that!" decided i'd try to make my own! i've done it once before using teesha moore's instructions (found HERE). but i decided this time to try the coptic stitch method. i found a great tutorial on youtube (HERE) and after the baby goes to bed tonite, i'm going to try to stitch the pages to the book covers.
these are some of the book signatures, or groupings of pages. i folded three papers together per signature. i used a variety of scrapbook paper, vintage ledger pages and music sheets.
these are the inside covers (front and back). i used some great wrapping paper i got from a workshop i took with Anahata Katkin last September. You can find some similar kinds of paper in her PaPaYa shop! (i think the paper on the right was designed by Pam Garrison).
here are the journal covers (front and back). i used vintage flocked wallpaper for the front (also found on etsy!) and for the back cover i used wrapping paper i bought at Cost Plus. (love love love!)
and i finished Sureya's baby quilt! i started this project waaaay back when and i finally finished it. ok, well, it's 99.99% finished. i just have to hand-stitch a little section closed and then it's DONE! :)
i used a pack of precut squares that i bought on etsy from materialgirlchic. it is a 5" fabric pack, precut and ready to go! it totally helps me to have all the squares pre-cut. i've bought a couple of other packs from her and it just makes sewing a breeze for me! the pattern is "ginger blossom" by sandy henderson for michael miller.
and that's all for now. here's a cute little easter cup i made for a swap recently. you can see all the participants' creations here!