Out yesterday at a meeting, one of my friends saw my note book and asked how I had made it. Because she does not have a blog, but does read mine, I said I would put it on to my blog today so that she could read how to do it. So here it is:-
I bought the blank note book and then made the cover. The cover itself is just a simple wallet - the outer covering is a piece of batik material, backed with pelmet vilene and then with green felt. What she was interested in was the front decoration. It was simple to make and - as the heading suggests - mostly made up of bits from my scrap bag.
I cut a rectangle of pelmet vilene, scrunched up a bit of old scrim cloth - or it could have been muslin - or bandage and fastened it to the vilene with a good impact glue. When it was completely dry I "dab-painted" it with acrylic and let that dry and then brushed it here and there with "Treasure gold" (I suppose you could use gold spray). The fancy decoration is thin copper wire which I knitted with largish needles, threading beads as I went. Then I sewed the finished piece on to the rectangle. The rectangle needs fitting on to the cover before you put the felt lining in place - otherwise the stitching will show through on the inside. Hope you enjoy making it.