Friday, March 12, 2010

Remains of the Day Journal

I have been working on the cover for the Remains of the Day Journal. The cover is made first and actually while I am at it I might go ahead and make another one. The class was great and Mary Ann Moss keeps your attention with the clear, concise and short videos. Great for people with short attention spans like me.
Here is the whole cover which is all ready for the insides. ARGG---that top part is not straight. Of course that is all I will see when it is finished. Note to self...just let it go, Martha and enjoy the wonkiness of it all.
It was really lots of fun and I tried not to think too hard and just grabbed stuff from the scrap pile. I hadn't used Bernie in quite a while and I was so glad that she cooperated with me. She was happy to be back at work today.
I put a button on it and actually that long strap might not need to be that long I haven't sewn it on yet. Mary Ann just wrapped it around.
It's funny how I seem to pull out the same colors all the time. Now, I will start on all the pages. That will probably take a while because everything is sewn on to the pages with little pockets and stuff. Mary Ann's journal was fabulous but everyone's will be different. I have been collecting security envelopes and I have never used a security envelope for anything other than lining the trash can but they are quite creative actually.

24 comments:

Diane said...

Oh, cool, cool, cool!!!! That's funny about how you were complaining about the one part being crooked--I am the same way!! I hate that, because it's all I see, and I don't think anyone else notices, because I didn't notice yours until you mentioned it. I'm very sad about A. Idol :(

Mary said...

I saw this on your flicr yesterday!
Marthy, it is amazingly, incredibly, beautiful!!!

And just look at Bucky, how cute is he??? :)

Sue K said...

You just had to go and do it didn't you Martha??? This class looks awesome.....I want to take it too. I've been waiting for DJ Pettits' class on fabric journals, but she hasn't got it quite ready. I am resisting....I am resisting.....No more classes....I will resist....LOL!!!!! Nice journal Martha....and a cute little Bucky!!!

Pat said...

Love love love the cover! Chock full of good ideas, especially using my calligraphy on fabric.

Sharon said...

You journal cover is fabulous. Makes me want to take her class. And I would/will when I have an extra moment. I don't see what you are talking about the crooked part.

stregata said...

Just toooo gorgeous! I so have to get started with mine - need to get some other projects off the table first...

Renee Troy said...

It's wonderful and a really cute pup!

Buffy said...

Oh this is beautiful,I would have to carry that around with me every where. You are so funny about noticeing the flaws in it and about your short attention span,don't feel bad I'm like that too.

jgr said...

It's beautiful!! I didn't see anything crooked, I love it!

Diane said...

Hi Marhta, again :) I'm not sure if you accept them, but I'm giving you an award--come over to my blog.

PaperPumpkin said...

I love the flair and fabric of this! The buttons!!...ooh la la. Can I snuggle Bucky? Oh my goodness is he ever cute! Happy weekend, Martha! Oh, Puppy Ellie says hi to Bucky!

lori vliegen said...

it's perfect.....totally perfect!!! and everything that you put inside will be too!! xox, :))

Poetic Artist said...

I did not notice the crooked part.
I just was looking at all the wonderful color and wonderful work.

jademondin said...

su great work, so beautyful lettering. love it!

Jane Farr said...

Wow! Really stunning book Martha! Thanks for the link to Mary Ann's blog - very cool work.

Becca said...

Oooo I love this! I don't see what crooked part you are talking about, I think it's absolutely perfect!

Elizabeth said...

Another friend is working on this class as well, and I really really think that I must indulge myself and sign up!!! hyour cover is lucious!!!! Forget about Straight here woman !! THat is part of the unique charm of this piece!!!! Is that your Corgi pup?? What a cutie!! I love corgi's!!
Can't wait to see some pages!!!!
Happy weekend!!!

DJ said...

OH, Martha! That button fringe is SO CUTE!!!
Goodness, Lady, you're talented!
I could not do that...wow.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Soooo pretty! I love your button fringe! Really Martha, these would be fabulous little purses...that way we could should them off everyday! Your creations are wonderful...and your little friend is adorable! oxox Paulette

Tess said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to have a hobo bag made just like this with all the fringy stuff and everything. It'awesome. So muc inspiration in the journal cover who could notthink of something to put in the journal just by looking over the covers. And I don't see any crooked top either.

Michelle Gilmore said...

This is beautiful! I love all the colors!

Desi said...

I love this RODs cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

sweetwild said...

this is so beautiful!!!! will you be making any to sell??!!?!?!

Halle said...

Gorgeous!

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