Check in day today for Stitching Lotus´s Smalls SAL has forced me to put aside the winter lethargy which insits on joining me each year and publish something bright and cheerful. How about something red? A book cover?
I gathered together some linen and red polka dot fabric, scraps of red and green felt and started to make a design by Marie Suarez that I found in a newly released magazine called Bordados (embroideries) which I enthusiastically started to buy until the collection fizzled out with the third issue.
An easy pattern which I really enjoyed making. I did the stitched surround a bit different from the specified and incorporated a bit of cross stitch in the top right hand corner.
I lined the notebook with a combination of the linen and polka dot fabric and added a piece of lace to cheer up the spine.
My new notebook cover goes perfectly with the lovely crochet bookmark that Rosey at Ishkabibble gave me.
I think I might make a few more of these covers and use up some of the felt stash I have. I´d like to show here, the gorgeous hand made Christmas card and pretty Notre Dame button and ornaments I received from Nadine at Jocondine over Xmas. Thank you Nadine.
Until next time.