Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Finished Make......

I decided to make myself a Stitch Diary as a place to keep my odd little bits of embroidery and crossstitch that I do.


I made the cover using plastic craft mesh that you can buy in craft stores. I bought about 10 of them eons ago when my favourite craft store (White Rose) was closing. Ten plastic mesh for a dollar. I finally found a use for two of them...LOL


I then covered the mesh with a thin padding on one side...almost like a very heavy Pellon interfacing....and regular quilt batting on the other. I had this gorgeous fat quarter with a Lily of the Valley pattern to use for the front book cover and a plain fat quarter in a matching green for the back. I believe it's a Robert Kaufman fabric.

The pages are fabric too. I had bought some packs of Pellon stabilizer....4 packs for $3 at Fabricland. It's supposed to be used for appliqueing, embroidery and monograms but what the heck. I used it as a stabilizer for my book pages. I covered the pages with some broadcloth that I inherited from my mum's stash. I was glad I finally found a use for it:) The pages are just a plain pale green and a very pretty pale blue that I can embellish on both sides. It sounds strange but they do match the book cover.


So now I have this nice soft squishy book...very tactile.....

Everything that I used came from my stash...bonus:)

Vintage lace and trim....and vintage buttons too.

A pretty dancing fairy pin..
I'm joining up with The Needle and Thread Network......come over and visit and see what my fellow Canadians are up to today.

Take care.

9 comments:

Dolores said...

What an interesting idea. I must keep it in mind when I have a bit of time.

Starr White said...

Your stitch diary is beautiful, Mary Ann. I want to make one too!

Kitchener Quilter said...

Love your stitch diary. And your stitching is so beautiful. What a great way to keep all this together to enjoy.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a great creation - and even better that it all came from your stash.

The Stitch Fiddler said...

You do such lovely work Mary Ann. What a wonderful idea....a Stitch Diary.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is so pretty Mary Ann and what a great idea!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very pretty mary Ann

Margaret said...

How pretty and what a good idea! It makes us think of spring.

M-R Charbonneau said...

So pretty, Mary Ann!

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