The fabric/paper combination journal cover is now complete and I'm loving the direction it's going. I didn't have anything particular in mind when I started out, just a pile of fabric scraps and some new corduroy Christmas ribbon, but it turned out kind of granny chic. I love that. At the last minute I added one of the many granny stars I've been making off and on (excellent tutorial here), but still it all seemed kind of random until I spied the blue vintage trim I had been hoarding for the perfect project and everything fell into place. Throw in the piece of cherished psychedelic bird fabric I used on the flap and I think it looks kind of crazy and funky and way over the top. In other words, perfect for me.
As much as I'm loving my new journal, I've saved the best for last: Maisey's journal cover. She has designed and planned the whole thing herself. I am insisting on doing the actual sewing part myself--for the protection of my already abused machine--but she tells me what goes where and with what so I just follow her orders. Wonder where she gets such strong opinions at six years old??
I wanted to ask: doesn't it look just like her?? But maybe I should say, doesn't it look like the creation of a typical pink and princess obsessed first grader who also happens to have me as a mom?? The back:
Sigh. Such a big girl.