Monday, 9 June 2014

A Cover for my Journal

9th June 2014

Remember this.....

...my first attempt using my new embellisher....


.....wasn't very happy with it so I added some dyed silk 'hankies' and 2 strips of my own silk paper made using diluted pva...


.....lesson learnt, I broke a needle trying to felt the silk strips...

....removed them and added another 'hankie'....


.....and lightly felted so I had texture....

....cut out circles...


...and hand stitched round them...


.....used wadding and free machining, lined and completed the removable cover for my journal.



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Updated my journal page....


...on 1st January I joined an on line group to try and read 52 books in 2014. I enjoy reading and my favourite genre is crime and  thrillers. However, since joining the group, I have read a few books that I would not have chosen and really enjoyed them!! 
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I had a parcel of yarn today and am going to start another blanket tonight....