Monday, 18 June 2018

Notebook

Hi Everyone,

Using the embroidery pattern mentioned in my last post, I decided I might try and make a little handmade notebook following a Coptic stitch bookbinding tutorial found here. at Torta Gialla.  This method allows the book to lay completely flat.



I had the necessary materials at home, cardboard, glue, hole punch, coloured pages, waxed thread and a scrap of pretty fabric and lace to surround and enhance the stitched design.  There was a mistake in my stitching which was staring me in the face all the time and I had to correct - do I need new glasses?



The tutorial was easy to follow but my first effort although functional, is rather messy and I definitely need lots of practice.



I removed the little bow which I had put on the original embroidered heart and added some lace and a couple of crochet flowers.




I am also still stitching away on the little yoga asanas which I am adding to some aromatic meditation eye pillow covers I made some time back for my daughter´s yoga classes.


Quite a few more to finish.  Thank you for visiting.
Sheryl

26 comments:

  1. The notebook is so pretty. I'll check out the tutorial and maybe try it too. The yoga figures are cute!

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  2. Hi Sheryl,
    Oh, you did it yourself, great class. Just awesome. I admire your talent for making a great embroidery work.
    Hugs, Martina

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  3. That notebook is really cool. I love how that came out.

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  4. Lovely work on the book and the yoga covers, those are so wonderful!

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  5. Love the beautiful book so pretty .

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  6. Great work on your notebook.

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  7. Well done, it has turned out very nicely!

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  8. Oh gosh that little notebook is way cute!!!! And how clever your stitching is with those yoga poses!!!

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  9. I think your little notebook is so pretty. I do believe there is no-one who does pretty embroidery quite like you, Sheryl. Again, another exquisite little embroidered finish!

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  10. I love your little notebook Sheryl, it is beautiful! The yoga stitcheries are a lot of fun too! Christine x

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  11. Hi Sheryl, I do like your needlebook cover very pretty and I will have a look at the tutorial thank you.
    Julie.C x

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  12. Your notebook looks very beautiful! Lovely finish:) Yoga covers is a good idea for a yoga enthusiast!

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  13. I think your notebook turned out great and I would have never noticed your spacing error on my own.

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  14. A very pretty and sweet notebook, how lovely you had all the supplies needed to hand.

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  15. Thank you for the tutorial link! I have not seen a hole punch like that before, or if I have, I had no idea what I was looking at! Your notebook is very pretty with the lace and tiny crocheted flowers. And the little yoga figures look very flexible haha. I think I will stick with corpse pose :D

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  16. What a pretty book and a fun thing to do. xx

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  17. What a fun project! I love your colors and I certainly would have never noticed the little counting mistake if it wasn't pointed out. I have that hole punch and it certainly comes in handy!

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  18. A lovely new notebook, Sheryl--and I like the fact that it lies flat, too. I have one of those hole-punch things, but have yet to take it out of the package that I bought it in five years ago! I need to start using it :) Hope your first day of summer went well!

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  19. What a gorgeous finish! I'll have to try that book binding tutorial eventually.

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  20. Such a lovely notebook - it has come out really well. I love all the different yoga stitching too x

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  21. Sheryl, I love your pretty book. I think it came out so lovely with all of your finishing touches. It is wonderful that it can lie flat. And the yoga stitches are so sweet and will be enjoyed. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  22. How inspiring!Great artworks.Hugs!

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  23. Your notebook cover is amazing, and I love the yoga poses too!
    Well done.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  24. Your notebook finish is just amazing. I love all the embellishments you added to the notebook, it looks wonderful. It's always very interesting to learn a new finishing technique, isn't it?

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  25. Oh wow, your notebook is adorable, great job! That might be something I'd be willing to try and make.
    The yoga eye pillow covers are adroable! Did they love them?

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