Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Notebook Cover

I recently entered a swap where the theme was to make a material notebook cover for our secret partners. Mine has been received by my partner in  America so I can reveal it now. (Before the wail goes up from the Derby Division, yours is on its way).
Wendy gave me a list of likes and dislikes to work from. I was told bright colours and solids were ok and the fabric needed to be washable. Also embroidery would be fab. The notebook was needed to take to work and be big enough to write ideas down in and maybe sketch. Must be able to be latched closed. No baticks and definitely no grays. Overall must be a cheerful theme. 

So here is what I made. A red linen cover with embroidered butterflies (cut from the linning material) and closed shut with a metal fastner hidden behind a matching button.

 Inside of cover showing the colourful butterfly material that I chose to compliment the red.

Finally the inside front cover showing the pen holder made from an embroidered butterfly.
I'm pleased to say that Wendy liked her cover and that it ticked all the boxes for her.

Would like to enter into the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers: Anything goes for September.
Lexi's Creations: Make a gift (not a card).
Anything but a card: Texture.
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes.


Doreen said...

Oh wow this is stunning,your swap partner must have been thrilled with it.xxx

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A, What a great idea and a brilliant note book cover you have done and l like the place to store your pen abolutely stunning xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah love it Mrs A. and really love the way you used the butterflies very cheery! Shaz in Oz.x

Zue said...

That really meets all the recipient's needs. It is always hard doing a commission and you really rose to the occasion. Love the butterfly used for securing the pen..just brilliant.

Sherry said...

Fab note book cover, love the complimentary lining and the butterfly pen holder is a brilliant touch too x

Di said...

Coo Mrs A, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the way the inside echoes the outside of the cover, and the pen holder is such a fabby idea! Brilliant.

Err, shouldn't you be supervising construction though? Or is it all done wiv nuffin' to worry about? :)

Hugs, Di xxx

Viv said...

This is just lovely! Your swap partner must be so happy to have received this. Fabby!

Unknown said...

Good evening Mrs .A! What a gorgeous creation you have made! Absolutly stunning! Love the pretty butterflies!Have a wonderful evening! Hugs and sunshine

Margreet said...

Your swabpartner must have been very pleased with that gorgeous creation, Mrs. A...lovely butterflies!
Greetings from Switzerland!
xxx Margreet

Faye said...

I think this is beautiful and I'm not wailing! The butterflies on the outside are stunning. X

Christy said...

AWESOME idea for a project and you did a great job on it! :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's is lovely Mrs A, the butterflies are beautiful and love the way you have used one for the pen holder.

What a lucky swap partner you have :)

Big hugs xx

Hettie said...

Lovely cover there Mrs A. No flies on that one ey!!
I don't live far from Derbyshire if you look at a small map!! Very large hint there OK?!!!

Bernie said...

AWESOME, Mrs. A!!!!! LOVE the liner fabric and the pen holder is brilliant!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fabulous cover and that lining is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Lexis hugs Susan x

Catherine said...

Gosh this is gorgeous Mrs A ! What a fantastic idea ! I love the butterfly holding the pen ! Brilliant ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely!

Emma and Susan said...

Love your creation. I make a few of this type of book cover to give to family and friends at Christmas, your colours are so vibrant, and butterflies are so versatile, especially that one on the inside holding the pen. Wonderful!
Thank you for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Annie said...

Hi Mrs A,
I will be putting the dragonfly pic in the shop tomorrow so please let me know if you're interested when you see size/price etc.
Thanks for your interest.
A x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cover, the pen holder on the inside is a great idea.
Thank you for joining us at tioT's this time.

Pam said...

The notebook cover is darling. I really admire that you are very artistic in many mediums! Your blog is a joy to visit.
Thank you for following my blog and the lovely comments!

Annie said...

Good morning. I have not uploaded the dragonfly pic on the picture shelf over in the shop so have a look and email me at wipso@toucansurf.com
if you want me to put your name on it.
A x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous creation.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Julia S-W said...

So wonderful to see a project using fabric! Love the cheery colour scheme and design features such as the hidden closure and that fab butterfly pen holder. Great work.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again soon.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful gift! I love those pretty butterflies and the red linen cover! Very bright and cheerful!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is so pretty, Mrs A! Your recipient wanted bright and it certainly fits the bill! Beautiful sewing, lovely pretty fabric and your pen holding butterfly is genius! Thank you for all of the lovely comments you leave on my blog! Hugs, Lesley

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mrs A. so very glad boys are coming out of rehab my boys will be glad indeed and privately I am wondering if it was you needing the break!
Oh, and looking forward to seeing your kookaburra you are very adventurous! My desk has not changed since Wed. shot except excess cleared away and the pictures are sitting there waiting for me to be inspired - want to use things I dont have so trying to think what can use instead of them as not going to buy anything!! Love Shaz in Oz.x

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

This is brilliant!!

Love the fact that it can be changed over from one book to another and the pen holder is genius!! Love it!!!

Hope you have had a good week.

Love Jules xx

Jess said...

Beautiful project! She's sure to love it. Love the idea of the pen holder on the inside cover. Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

CarlaKH said...

I love this! The colors are fabulous and the pen holder part is just so clever! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Sandy said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck..
Sandy :)