I've just made my very first fabric project with my shiny new sewing machine. Well, a girl has to do something fun to cheer herself up when her washing machine dies and goes to that great big white goods graveyard in the sky. My washing machine wasn't exactly a spring chicken any more but I loved and needed it anyway. Oh well, worse things happen at sea I guess!!!
Anyways, enough whinging, back to the fabric journal.......when I set out to make this, I had no plan in my head, I kind of figured that I would work it out along the way which is what I do with ink and paint. Don't get me wrong, I am pleased with my journal but I do now realise that I should have put a little more thought into it's construction before I stitched it all together, but do you know what, it was probably a good exercise for me because now I realise that when my students say to me "oh, you make it look so easy, it comes naturally to you", I can completely understand what they mean. I always had it in my head that it is easy doing what I do but of course it's only easy if you know what you are doing. So to all you lovely students that made that comment to me in the past, the penny has finally dropped and I do now know exactly what you mean.
So here's the front cover, it's not an elaborate journal, I just wanted something with a few pages in that I can scribble a few thoughts on.