Monday, January 30, 2012

Journal Cover ...


Our little eight-year-old granddaughter is being baptized in a week, so my husband and I chose to give her a little something that would help her remember the day -- a journal. With this journal she can record her baptismal experience and then continue to preserve special memories in her life. The journal we chose to buy her is small -- about 6.5 inches wide and 9 inches long -- and very utilitarian. Here's the "before" photo...


It's a nice gift but not nearly feminine enough for an adorable eight-year-old girl, so I decided to beautify it a bit with some flowers, birdies, and swirls that might be a little more befitting a girly-girl...

 
The template for this appliqued flower was found at a guest post on "Chasing Cottons." Jess from "Twin Fibers" created the tutorial that used this template to make some adorable flower coasters, but I decided it would make the perfect design for the journal cover. I enlarged it a bit and added a couple more leaves to the blossom...


I really love the whimsical nature of this flower's design...


Several months ago I pinned this fabulous journal cover tutorial at Bloom. It definitely inspired my creativity for this project, and I used the same general steps in this tutorial to finish off the inside of the fabric cover. Neat as a pin...


I have to admit this journal cover reminds me of Spring, which makes me smile!


I'm so grateful that my husband and I are in a position to travel to and attend the special events in our grandchildren's lives. It's such a blessing -- especially since every one of our 11 grandchildren live in another state! ;o)


Have a great day! 


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13 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

The journal looks beautiful. I know your granddaughter will love it.

Jillian said...

You make journal writing so much more appealing with this cute journal cover! What a great way to dress up a journal!

mom2amanda said...

Congratulations! My daughter was eight when she accepted Christ as her personal savior. Her baptism was so emotional for me. Your granddaughter's day will be a wonderful day filled with wonderful memories.

Kristi said...

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Terrie said...

So pretty journal. She must love it and find writing a beautiful thing. A nice gift for the occasion.

Elise said...

How beautiful! I love the fabric you used. Your granddaughter will love it!

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h. rae said...

What a sweet way to personalize a journal! Thank you for linking up with M-I-Y Monday at anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com

Jessica Lauren said...

Wow how beautiful! The fabric choices look great and it looks so sophisticated, I know your granddaughter will love it!

Stopping by from Blue Cricket Design link party. Thanks for sharing!
~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

Cindy said...

Beautiful book cover! Congrats on your granddaughters baptism. We have 14 grandchildren in 5 states. We went to Chicago for our oldest granddaughter baptism a few months ago. Next month we are in El Paso for another baptism etc., etc.
We are grateful for air travel!
I do love your blog.

Just Jaime said...

Great color/fabric choice! I agree, the before was not girly enough =)

Stephanie @ Toastie Studio said...

That is pretty :) It reminds me a bit of the flower power ups from Mario Brothers :P
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Lani said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the fabrics

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

so sweet,, I bet she'll love it!