* Thank you ladies at The Play Date Café for choosing my journal as Cream on Our Coffee this week!*
This past week I've been sort of in a "creative funk." I still make myself go upstairs and work on something, anything each day and just keep powering through! I needed grey fabric to work on this week Play Date Café's challenge so Cheri and I trooped to the fabric store yesterday and played with our fabric purchases in the afternoon. I had been working on beanstalks for our next swap over at Funky Mixed Media, but priorities! That's not due yet and this challenge needed to be posted TODAY! I created a journal with an appliquéd flap with some Moda charm squares and grey batik fabric. I played off the circles and lines while incorporating the blanket stitch I just learned to use on my sewing machine. I quilted and appliquéd with rayon thread. The front of my 5 X 7 (appr.) journal:
A bird's-eye view to show the two signatures; I used Basic Grey's "Oh Baby Boy! line for the folios and my favorite pamphlet stitch with ribbon to sew them in. I usually place tabs on the right edge of the pages, but since the flap closes over the right side, I place them on the top of the pages instead.