What a day! I spent most of yesterday completely ignoring the messy house around me, and instead spent my time putting some creative energies to use.
I pulled out this stack of fat quarters I got from JoAnn's Fabrics a while back and decided that part of my summer project will be finding ways to completely use these up, and seeing how many projects I can do with these 5 yards of fabric.
If you have any suggestions or ideas for this PLEASE let me know! I am definitely looking for some inspiration. A small quilt is among the projects ahead of me, but there is much more fabric than I could possibly need for that here and I'd like to try some new things.
Yesterday I did try something new. I went ahead and created a fabric-covered journal yesterday - my first hand-bound book! I thought it would be a perfect place to jot down creative ideas, or just write daily thoughts in.
I used denim for the lining (part of a recycled jumper actually), and a button from the stash. There is scalloped stitching along the edges in a butter yellow thread that matches the flowers on the cover. The tie is just embroidery thread that i braided to give it a little more weight/strength. The paper inside is basic lined writing paper, turned sideways for some creative variation - about 400 sheets!
I have decided to offer this journal as a prize for a giveaway here on the blog. If you want to be entered to win, reply here and share your creative idea for using up fat quarters (or another creative idea of some kind!!). Tomorrow night (Thursday night) at midnight I will draw a name from those of you who replied as the winner and will announce it in my next blog entry!