I came across Jenny of Elefantz site quite on accident one day. Not even sure what I was looking for but I love all of her very sweet embroidery projects. While I enjoy cross stitching it has been quite some time since I've done embroidery project. I figured there was no time like the present!
I wanted to start with something relatively easy but could used in a secondary project. Jenny presented the perfect project: a journal cover! More to the point, a cover for a worship/scripture journal. Her design is absolutely beautiful!
Of course I had to put my own spin on it! So I created a scrappy cover as well as changing up the colors a bit. Here's my version:
Embroidery patter from Jenny of Elefantz
|Scrappy Back Cover|
|Inside view with sewn in book mark|
This was my first try at creating a journal cover. I'm quite pleased with most of the design, especially the little touches of cream lace. However, there are many areas I can improve.
I used interfacing (non-sewing) on the cover to add body. However, I didn't take into account I would need to top stitch and I had a bit of trouble. Plus I'm not too happy with some of the sloppiness due to my troubles. Plus when I ironed the front I caused a couple of wrinkles that are little bothersome aesthetically. The flaps didn't line up properly and is improperly attached in one corner. (No picture! I'll admit to the problem; just not take photographic proof!)
Overall I am pretty pleased with this project and plan to use it either with the Domestic Reflections series with Jenny or with my notes during Sunday service. I generally take notes (I was a student for 10 years!) but on my phone. I've found I don't go back to read through them though. Given it is already mid-February I had best make a decision!
Here's one more look at my journal ready to go!
|Ready for note taking!|
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What a sweet cover! Your embroidery is beautiful. (I especially admire things I can't do myself.)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jasmine! I bet you could do it! Jenny of Elefantz has some wonderful instructions!Delete
Ashley, this is such a great combination of sweet and practical! If you had troubles constructing the cover, they certainly don't show.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lara! I used it in church today and it was lovely to use!Delete
Very cute book cover Ashley! And lovely embroidery!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I've always wanted to give hand embroidery a try, but I've been spoiled by my embroidery machine :P Love the journal cover!ReplyDelete
It is so relaxing to create!Delete
How beautiful! Love the colors and stitchery together and want to check out your Hexie Quilt as soon as I'm done! Lovely stitching!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dee! I'm quite happy with it!Delete