>> Friday, 7 January 2011
The new diary that my hubby bought for me, is very dear to me. I've had a brief flick through the whole thing and marvelled at some of the drawings that are featured. There's so many wonderful crafters out there, and each day features a shop, website or blog to visit to see more of each crafter's work. The diary came uncovered and although you can download printable paper covers for it, I decided to sew a cover with pockets (naturally) to hold all the papers that usually stick out of the back of my filofax!
I've used a soft cotton blue check fleece as the basic cover. To be honest, if I was doing this again I'd either line it or go for a sturdier material. It's way too flimsy so I've had to link the edges inside to keep it all together! The pockets are from a lovely Christmas Rose patterned fabric, edged in coloured cotton stitching and a mini flower embellishment with little "made with love" heart linked to it. A chocolate brown and sky blue dotty ribbon along the binding finishes it all off.
Here it is: