Monday, May 2, 2011
Knotty Monogrammed Journal Covers
I'm not actually back from my trip yet. I've been detained in the beautiful UK. But here is the small gift we gave to our British hosts who've gone above and beyond to make us feel welcome and special during our stay here.
Knotty monogrammed journal covers... Our hosts are meticulous, organized folk. I thought personalized journals might be appropriate.
I used the cute fabric book cover tutorial from Marie-Madeline Studio to make the basic covers and added sleek monograms in Arial font to personalize each journal. The letters were affixed with fusible web and I used both running stitches and french knots (my fave stitches) to embellish the pieces. And instead of batting as the tutorial suggests, I lined the covers with a piece of flannel for additional weight and structure. That worked just fine.
This is what the inside flap looks like when all is said and done...
And here is the finished product!
Thank you P and L for taking such good care of our little family. Your hospitality has been unparalleled. It makes me want to return again and again!
Other french knot projects I've had fun with in the past include the little space wallet and the pyramidal pincushion. When in doubt use the french knot, I say. It is simple, it is pretty, and it never disappoints. Wouldn't you agree?
Well, I hope all is lovely with you. I'll be back imminently, but until then, be safe and well.