Thursday, 25 February 2016

Smalls SAL - February

Hello friends and visitors,  Today  is check-in day for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at  Stitching Lotus, so if you would like to show something small that you have stitched this month, just click on my sidebar button for more information to join this group.


I embroidered this little pattern called Mon Journal by Veronique Enginger some time ago, but hadn´t got around to making it into anything, so this week I tried my hand at making a notebook.



Just using cardboard, fabric from my stash - an old skirt actually - which matched the design perfectly and the usual odds and ends for decorating.  I had to make a few holes in the cover to thread the pages with ribbon.




Not too bad.  I added a button on the side to close the notebook and then decided I didn´t like it and it wasn´t necessary anyway.   Some embellishments to the front.



I glued some rather boring paper to the inside covers which was what I had on hand but of course this would look much better with a pretty design, however I daren´t get interested in scrapbooking and all that gorgeous paraphernalia - don´t need a divorce at my age.






Thank you for visiting.  See you next week.
Sheryl


38 comments:

  1. Dear Sheryl,
    how precious, love your notebook, it is very pretty.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your work is always beautiful and inspiring, my friend. Love your sweet little flowers on the book :)

    Hugs and joy to you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your notebook is fabulous Sheryl! I know what you mean about getting involved in another hobby.... I fear I get involved in far too many!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats on the lovely finish Sheryl.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your notebook is so pretty!!:) lovely cross stitch design!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks lovely!Love the pattern!AriadnefromGreece!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your Small is so perfect to be finished into a little notebook. WOW. Thank you for sharing your finish - it is beautiful, but I don't think I would ever attempt it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful, inventive piece! The design is so perfect. And you are just filled with good ideas. I love this blog!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is incredibly beautiful. With your lovely pictures it has me thinking I need to re-do the needle book I made...yessss, ideas are forming in my mind now...THANK YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Its a lovely piece. I love the colors that were used.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You could hide a few pretty pieces of paper from 'his' eyes....I did giggle when I read about divorce at your age. Lovely notebook, Sheryl. The little cross stitch is darling and the gorgeous fabric 'tis perfect. I love the soft, pretty shades. The flowers, lace, the gorgeous fabric and the sweet little girl all blend perfectly. Love, love, LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Absolutely beautiful. From the gorgeous sweet stitching to the way you finished the notebook - just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  13. wow Sheryl this is amazing my friend,well done xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is lovely! The skirt/fabric does match perfectly. I might have to stakeout my closet for finishing fabric! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a great finish, Sheryl. I love the fact that you used an old skirt for the fabric. I should go look in my closet as I rarely wear skirts any more and I think I have some nice wool ones that I could use for ornament finishing :)

    I am the same way about scrapbooking. Would love to, but, I just can't handle another hobby with lots of "stuff"--nor could my husband!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a wonderful finish!!! WTG!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very creative and practical - I love it! The little design is so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sheryl, you have created so pretty notebook. I love all the details that you have made.

    ReplyDelete
  19. That is seriously exquisite!
    So pretty and delightfully feminine.
    Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sweet stitching & finishing.
    Your finished little piece is ready to be used :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Soooooooooooooooooooooo loooooooooooooovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hug
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  22. Another gorgeous finish! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous way to finish this little piece. I love the design with it's sketchy backstitch. Perfect!
    I also feel the need for a rivet gun! I used to have one at work (for riveting insurance policies) and I regret not "liberating" it when I left.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Another superbly finished beauty Sheryl!! Your work is exquisite!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Sheryl, your finishes are always so sweet! Happy stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  26. How lovely! You did an amazing job!

    Also, do you happen to remember the brand of your grommet squisher? (I don't know what they are actually called.) Mine is awful, and I have several projects just waiting for me to buy one that actually works!

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is so creative and sweet. Well done.....once again.
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a beautiful finish! You're so talented!

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a beautiful finish! You're so talented!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh Sheryl, this is so gorgeous. First the little design which is so perfect for your notebook cover, then the notebook itself. What a beauty your created with the fabric, lace and ribbons that you had at hand.
    All this lovely scrapbook paper always tempts me, too, butI know that I shouldn't start a new hobby. And thankfully there is no shop around here where I could buy any, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Everything about this is just so sweet! Love it, love it, love it!
    Had to laugh - divorce at your age!!!!!!!
    Barbara xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. So pretty, Sheryl, I probably would never open it, I'd be too busy gazing at the pretty outside! Love those freesias in the previous post.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Your notebook is lovely, I love the matched colors of the fabric, lace, thread, ribbon... Well done. Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a dear little stitched design. I absolutely love the finish. Just perfect.
    Margaret

    ReplyDelete
  35. Such a dear little stitched design. I absolutely love the finish. Just perfect.
    Margaret

    ReplyDelete

You might also like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...