Dana from A Look Into the Kroh’s Nest was the first one to post a journal cover in the Flickr pool and she set a high standard with this adorable bird! Now, she can tell a little birdie something
Celine at Espritpatch had the brilliant idea of adapting the journal cover to fit a photo album and then, as if that wasn’t awesome enough, she went and put a fun “Raggedy Heart” quilt blocks on hers.
Cara at Miss Cara Crafts made a travel journal for her trip to Bali with an adorable appliqué suitcase complete with a travel stamp. Have fun and be safe, Cara, I’ll try not to be too jealous!
Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios wanted to make a journal for each of her two little ones so she could keep a record of all the silly things they say. So each journal will reflect their personality – inside and out
Marni at Haberdashery Fun made this cute journal cover for a writer friend of hers. With this quirky cover, Marni is saying hello to a friend she doesn’t get to see as often as she likes. When I first saw her cover, I was thinking this was a very friendly journal/confidante who’s just itching to receive your secrets and innermost thoughts. Either way, it’s too cute!
Zoe from Esty Addict turned the pen loop into a tab with a snap that keeps her journal cover closed. Zoe is pretty smart if you ask me. I like this fabric as it makes me think of my favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. I swear that’s Jane and Elizabeth (and maybe Kitty) dancing there on the cover.
And last, but not least, is my little sister, Charity. She doesn’t blog, but she has been known to contribute to Darling Adventures. She and her husband are currently living in New Zealand, so she was inspired to put a kiwi on her cover. Oh, by the way, she satin stitched the kiwi BY HAND! She always was the overachiever in the family (no, seriously, she’s a doctor and world-traveler and she’s saving the planet, one upcycled project at a time).
This sew-along has been so much fun to host. I’ve made some great new bloggy-friends and seeing my journal cover interpreted in so many creative ways is a really cool experience. Special thanks to Erica, Elena, and Caila for being my special guests and thanks to all of you wonderful ladies that joined in and sewed along!
And for anyone who missed the official sew-along, I would be very happy to see any covers you make, so keep adding them to the Flickr pool. Thanks!