Monday, 14 November 2011

The Notebook

A notebook.  Something us ladies like and we like to have a few of them and they have to be pretty.  Even though we may only ever write shopping lists in them they have to be pretty, right.  My niece is no exception to this rule and the notebook I made for her had to be extra pretty as it will journey with her on her new career in London.
Plain soft leather effect notebook from TKMaxx, one of my all time fave stores as you just never know what you will find.  To pretty it up I used some scraps of fabric, ribbon and twill tape, which you all know I love to use.
 I wanted it to have lots of layers and textures so I just started piecing things together and when I was happy with the layout I sewed it all together with a mixture of straight and zig zag stitches.  The narrow grey ribbon was a little fiddly but worth it I think.
I have this dreamy image of her sitting in a window seat on the train, listening to her ipod and when something inspires her she will take out this pretty notebook and jot down her thoughts and ideas.  How daft amd I, yep it's lonely in my little world!
I didn't neglect the back either, it too deserves to look good for those people sat across from her on the train.
The whole ensemble.  She tells me she likes it a lot and will only use her bestest handwriting in it, bless her.

Supplies used:
  • Fabric scraps, prints are by Anna Griffin
  • Ribbon
  • Sizzix Bigz Folk Hearts die cut using old beer mat
  • Pinflair bookbind glue to adhere to cover
  • Pink Petticoate Querty Digi Image
  • Bunting clear stamps by Marion Emerson
  • Square card blanks by Papermania
I really enjoyed making this and hope you all liked it too.  Thanks for popping by.
Lolo xx


  1. What a lovely notebook...beautiful!x

  2. Ooh, such a lovely notebook, lucky niece. Loving the aprons further down too.

  3. That is one seriously amazing journal. I love your makeover of it. I am a journal-aholic. I just love them. I have little piles of used journals around my craft space even though they're full, as i just can't throw them away. Your journal makeover has to be one of the most beautiful I've seen. Really. Em x


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