Scrappy Fabric Journal

Today, I made another fabric journal cover.
I had made a piece of fabric out of scraps, so I decided to use it for this cover.
One of the main reasons I am making these journal covers is for practicing my free motion.
It gives me the opportunity to try different things.
I am also finding that my control and coordination of my hand movement with the foot pedal movement is improving.
It was a fun way to spend a few minutes this afternoon.

End-of-Year Projects

We just returned from celebrating the holidays with my three sons and their families.
The big hit for Christmas gifts were fart guns, Hulk fists, and harmonicas.
I wish I had thought of inventing the fart gun…genius idea.

After resting a bit this morning, I decided to make myself a carry all bag.
For the front of the bag, I used the scrappy fabric piece I made the other day.

I had enough dark purple polka-dot to use for the front and back.
There was enough lilac polka-dot to use for the lining.


Next on the list, is more scrappy fabric.
I am making journal covers to give to my friends.
Once January comes around, I will be focusing on making my first quilt for the year.
I have some designs in mind, but I have not yet made my choice.
One more day to make up my mind.

Oh, What Fun!

I hope everyone had a blessed and joyful Christmas week-end.
If it wasn’t misting, I would be out walking off the holiday calories.
Since I can’t be outside, it is only natural that I am back in the sewing room.
I started messing around with the process of making fabric out of remnants and scraps.
I like to cover my journals with fabric, so I decided to make a fabric using the smallest of scraps.
This is my first time to use the water soluble Solvy, by Sulky.
It was fun playing around with the tiny fabric scraps.
My free motion skills are way below par.
I have difficulty co-coordinating my hand movement with my foot on the pedal.
My tendency is to be too heavy- footed. It is difficult for me to control the speed.
But, it was fun anyway.
I will keep practicing.

The backing I used is from an old pair of jeans that I decided to recycle.

I added pieces and string to the top and used the Solvy.

My crazy, out-of-control free motion!
The results are not great, but I will use this fabric for my journals.
I plan to embellish with beads and things.

Oh, I got a new cup holder.
I love collecting coffee cups.
As a teacher, I was always gifted the cutest mugs and cups.
But instead of using it for my cups, I got the idea to use it to hold my scissors.
Works great!