So it seems I have been a bit of an absent blogger recently. I have been really busy with organizing stuff for work and haven’t really felt like recording my creations, however now that the holidays are upon us I found some time to write before heading off to Bali tonight.
I have not done much sewing lately however yesterday whilst reading lots of blogs I came across and interesting sew along hosted by Ginny at Darling Adventures
The sew along involves sewing a cute little journal or notebook cover with or without applique and posting some photos to the flickr group. I had see this pattern before, when Ginny originally posted however I hadn’t really thought any more about making one until i started packing for my trip. I knew I wanted to take a journal to write about the holiday but all the ones I could find were just plain and boring.
So to participate in the sew along I decided to make a nice travel themed cover.
For the outside fabric I used an old bed sheet from savers and some old jeans to make the suitcase
and for the inside I used some red polka dot material from spotlight and this lovely travel print which I hade originally purchased intending to make a bag.
I made it without measuring the fabric properly so it came out a little small for the original book I was planning to use, however I am still pretty happy with it.
I found the little bon voyage label in my odds and ends box and ironed that on to the suitcase to add a bit of character. I figure when I go somewhere I can keep collecting little iron on patches and add them to the back cover or the suitcase like a little passport.
Whilst im in Bali I hope to go fabric shopping so definitely look out for a post about that in the coming weeks.