Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thelma's Journal

I purchased Janelle Wind's "Thelma's Day Out" Bag and Journal Cover Pattern some time ago from Kerry in Nundle. Yesterday I made up the Journal Cover for the first time as a Christmas Gift for a dear friend (non blogger).

The pattern went together well. Shame about the sewing machine breakdown! Fortunately DH was on hand to save the day. Guess what I need to organise in the New Year - full Machine service, it has been awhile.

As it was getting later and later last night and I was getting more and more frustrated with hit and miss wonky and jumpy stitches I managed to sew the binding onto the inside so I have the hand stitching on the outside! I was over unpicking by then, so kept it as neat as I could.

I love it, so am sure the recipient will be happy.

Only four more sleeps....... (and how many more gifts to sew?)

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Chookyblue...... said...

very nice.......

Julie said...

I really like this journal cover. A fantastic gift idea.

Janelle Wind said...

Your journal cover looks fantastic - I love it! Gorgeous work x Janelle

Anonymous said...

Love your journal cover, must make one of these myself. Makes a boring diary so much more personal.