Friday, 26 January 2018

Smalls SAL - January

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.
Sheryl.

36 comments:

  1. Wow Sheryl this journal cover is gorgeous and love the matching red crochet book mark,what a beautiful set my friend xx

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  2. Your stitching and photography skills are gorgeous!

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  3. Really pretty! Love all the little details.

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  4. How cheerful your book cover is, certainly brightens up the winter doldrums. I love your design, the extra bit of cross stitch in the corner and your finishing on the spine is so well done. All the details make this a really special project! Love it. Mary

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  5. You do exquisite work!! Love it!

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  6. Sheryl you always make such beautiful iteams I love your note book .

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  7. Your book cover is wonderful.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  8. That's a very bright and charming book cover to cheer a JAnuary day!

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  9. Your book cover is so pretty.

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  10. Delightful notebook, what a treasure that is.

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  11. Wow I've never seen a sew book cover so pretty

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  12. What a gorgeous book cover, Sheryl! You’ve stitched it beautifully!
    Lovely gifts from Rosey and Nadine, especially that button. Is it painted or etched do you think?
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  13. Sheryl, I'm in love with your book cover. You always amaze me with your talent and creativity. I really like the fabrics you chose and the lace is so pretty. All your special touches make the piece perfectly Sheryl. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  14. Your book cover is beautiful. Well done!

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  15. Such a happy and beautiful book cover, Sheryl. I love all the little bits, the polka dot fabric, the gorgeous embroidered border, the sweet flower and leaves; just beautiful!

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  16. Hi Sheryl, A very nice book cover, perfectly worked, very nicely designed. I like it very much. So far, I have not done it myself, but after seeing yours, I really feel like it.
    Happy Weekend, Martina

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  17. You are so right - red is the perfect colour to cheer one up when you work with it. Your book cover looks awesome and certainly was lot of fun to make.
    Isn't it disappointing when a good magazine just ceases publication? I have seen that several times.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! You just can't go wrong with red! I wish the USA had a good embroidery magazine. You can only find Cross Stitch. By the time buy a subscription to some of the great publications over seas the shipping is prohibitive. I prefer a paper mag to digital.
    xx, Carol

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  19. Wow, what a great finish! You're absolutely right, with the winter weather something bright is just right to cheer you up.

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  20. Hi Sheryl, I love the book cover the red works really well, a good way to use all that felt too.
    best wishes
    Julie.C x

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! And the color is definitely the perfect thing to help with the winter doldrums. This certainly cheered me up this morning!! Enjoy your weekend, Sheryl!

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  22. Wow! Your notebook cover is so beautiful ! :)

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  23. You should be a designer, your creativity knows no bounds. Beautiful book cover.

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  24. Beautiful,and so neatly done.

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  25. Oh, yay, the bookmark is in use! :) I see I should've made the "tail" a little longer though haha. Your bookcover looks so beautiful and it certainly opens up a whole range of flower ideas! I already envision a daffodil one. It's always so amazing what you can make from scraps. Pity about the magazine, too; what a bummer.

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  26. oh that is beautiful! I love the little details you've added. The cross stitch in the top right corner is perfect! It's so annoying when you find a new magazine that then disappears. One came out years ago in the UK called Making Gifts, full of different crafts, but not kiddy-type crafts. It only produced 4 issues then disappeared.

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  27. Oh wow, so lovely! What an amazing finish, and the bookmark goes perfectly with it!

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  28. Gorgeous notebook cover, the splash of red is so cheerful, perfect for the Winter.
    Jocondine made me a lovely Christmas card too, she really is very talented.

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  29. Your cover is just as fine and delicate as a poppy can be. Very beautiful.

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