Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Journal covers

Sunday provided me one of those rare occasions where I could grab an idea, cut some fabric and make something in a very short amount of time.

Using Bloom's journal cover tutorial I made two covers and added buttons as an extra embellishment.  I'm thrilled with the results.  As it happened Fiona made some too..go check them out.







As I was looking for buttons, I sorted them into colours and put them in jars...I think they look lovely all lined up.


Until next time...

16 comments:

Kitty said...

The book covers are gorgeous! As are the buttons. I'm afraid mine are all jumbled up together - yours look so much nicer. x

willywagtail said...

Beautiful work! The tiny stitches look perfect in your photos! Cherrie

Contented Caroline said...

Gorgeous Jane well done. I'll bet your daughters have already claimed them!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Those journal covers are gorgeous! And very timely too as one of my friends is coming round later so I can show her how to make one - now I have a ready tutorial to use and don't have to make it up as I go along!!!! Thank you!

Lucy x

Connie W said...

I love these journal covers and think they would make such nice gifts as well as enjoyable to keep. I too have buttons in small jars. So cute.

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful journal covers! I keep my buttons in small jars mostly sorted by color. They look so nice sitting on the shelf in the sewing room I am sometimes sorry to take one out to use!

Sio

Juliann in WA said...

You journals are lovely but I especially like your button jars. Nothing like a good button collection to put a smile on your face.

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute!!!

i love the buttons in the jam jars.
one of my fav pics of yours.

Thimbleanna said...

Such eye candy Jane! Those little journal covers are adorable!

Jackie said...

I love it, especially the buttons.

Fiona said...

This is getting spooky, I've been saving up those Bonne Maman jars for buttons too! Love the extra touch of the buttons on the journal covers.

Katherine said...

I love your journal covers, Jane! Those buttons do look quite lovely all organized by colour and lined up in a row.

Lynda said...

The buttons add the perfect touch!

Christie said...

i keep my buttons in the same jars, mine don't look so pretty though, yours look like lollies!

maria said...

Fabulous journal covers.
I love those jars, I'm building up a collection of them but only buy the jam when it's on offer!

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your journal covers. The buttons look very inviting in those jars :)