Last week I posted my poetry book. In case you missed that entry, I have written what I consider to be the best of my poetry into a notebook so that when I have departed this life my son can have it as a record. I then decorated the cover of the book.
Now I have made a wallet to keep it in - you will see it in the photograph. I have used the same African fabric and put the same design on to the front. The "gusset" is made of green felt which also lines the wallet. Now all I have to do is to put on a fastener. And it is here that I would appreciate your help if you are into textiles.
I should have put the fastener on before the lining, so I have to be careful what I use. If I use a button fastener then I can anchor it with a flat button to lie on the felt. The farmer suggests some sort of magnetic fastening or velcro (don't really fancy either very much); my friend who is a past master at textile art suggests a toggle fastening with elastic. I wonder whether anybody sells "findings" for such wallets like they do for beaders. I really would like to put something in the centre of the flap which will really set the whole thing off - but at present I am out of ideas.
So this post is asking: Do you like my book and wallet? and How would you consider fastening it?
It is another lovely day here today. The farmer and I have just taken Tess round the fields in the sunshine and now I am settling down to read a few blogs. Whatever you happen to be doing this weekend - enjoy it! (Do hope it is not Christmas shopping).