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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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