1/29/10

remains of the day

Several months ago, I found out about this online journaling class by Mary Ann Moss. Since then, more and more people whose blogs I read have been posting about it and I’ve loved how their journals turned out. Now that holidays and houseguests are well behind me, I decided to sign up and get in on the fun, too. My first foray into this journaling style is actually going to be a travelogue of our Paris trip from last year, so I’m looking forward to revisiting those memories as I work on my pages. Here are some photos of the fabric cover I just finished.




Notes & Materials:

-instead of 6“ x 9“ x .5", I decided to make mine 6“ x 11“ x 1.25"

-I did not have a large enough piece of 80 lb paper so I just recycled pieces of cereal box cardboard and sewed each piece in at a time so the cover would still be easy to fold. The thicker layer made it more difficult to free-motion stitch...I broke a machine needle but then replaced it with a denim needle and that seemed to help.

-I left the flap empty (no cardboard) to allow it to accommodate expansion in the signature pages

-tea-stained trim (on flap spine), decorator fabric samples from SCRAP, velvet ribbon from a Paris flea market, flowers from Studios Blackbird, buckle from La Droguerie

11 comments:

Roben-Marie said...

Your journal is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

Diana said...

Your journal cover is gorgeous Edina! Just perfect for your Paris memories. As you know, everyone who has taken this class has had a blast and the gals on the Yahoo group are the friendliest, most generous bunch around, so ask if you have any questions! Can't wait to see your pages! Diana
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Hermila said...

Love the theme of your journal, Paris is mny favorite city and will be working on a journal of our trip also. Instead of cereal boxes, you can use a "file folder", it worked very well for some of us that used it.

Lisa said...

This is really lovely! What a great journal for your Paris trip. Don't you love sewing all your stuff to the pages:)
xxx

robyncal said...

ahhh it is gorgeous! I have been in class since day one and have yet to start a thing, but I still LOVE seeing the beauty everyone else creates!

edina said...

Thank you so much for the nice comments, everyone! And thanks Hermila for the file folder tip - I'm going to try that for my next cover.

Linda said...

Your journal is wonderful! I used brown kraft paper I had on a roll for the template. Was going to use a brown grocery bag til I remembered I had that. Looked at your Goldens. They are so beautiful.

ginnycartersmallenburg said...

Your journal from ROTD is so lovely and I really like the pages you have created too! Isn't this the best fun?

Paula McNamee said...

HI Edina, It's fun to see that you've made a Remains of the Day journal with Mary Ann. I love your Paris theme. This has to be one of my favorite online classes. I have another book in the works. Hope all is well with you.

taylor said...

Edina, your journal is so beautiful. All the fabrics go so well. I am totally in love with it. When are you returning to Paris? Taylor

LP Vintage said...

I LOVE your journal covers - and your signatures! Great job!

And thank you for your comments on my blog re Barcelona. I look forward to hearing from you!

Love your blog tagline - I adore Paris as well and won't get there this year but maybe next...