Sunday, February 20, 2011

What I Did This Weekend

A few days ago the February Color Palette Challenge was announced over at 3 Creative Studios. Last month I made an art quilt for the January color palette challenge and so I decided this month to make something different.

I decided to make the Pocketed Notebook Cover free project that Vicki Welsh published a few days ago. Vicki also shared more thoughts and ideas about this project on the 3 Creative Studios blog here.

I altered the size of Vicki's notebook cover because I wanted it to fit a composition notebook. I really should consider my size-altered results my prototype since it was sort of an experiment on getting the measurements to fit my notebook size. The most obvious thing that didn't turn out well is that the little strap to hold something in the left hand pocket is not centered over the pocket opening.

front cover

back cover

embroidered detail on front cover

outer cover opened


I didn't have the same interfacing/stabilizer that Vicki used and so I scrounged through my supplies and found something to use, although I have no idea what it was.  I'm disappointed in it because in the photo above of the inside lining, you can see it shows ugly creases.  Luckily that will be hidden when the notebook is inserted.

Here is a photo of the February Color Palette.  Gorgeous!  How did I do on using the colors?


  1. You did great! Lovely notebooks cover. I checked out Vicki's instructions and they are very precise and detailed. She's great about that, isn't she? I was already contemplating making one of these, but now you've inspired me. It won't get done quickly, but it WILL get done! lol

  2. That's really pretty! My covers have the ugly crease too. I think it's unavoidable but it will be hidden by the notebook.

  3. So many projects - so little time!! And I do love to spend a Sunday afternoon reading a book on the couch...... This notebook is an inspiration, however, and have checked out Vicki's instructions. With your input here, the process seems so clear.

    Have just made the connection with the Twelves group and can hardly wait to get the book in my hands!! Many congratulations to you ;-0

  4. I like your notebook cover. The colors make it feel like a day at the beach. I have a question. If the challenge is finished late, is it still OK to post to the flickr group, or not?

  5. I love the color pallette this month and it looks great in your book cover. I made of copy of Vicki's instructions and can't wait to find the time to make my cover.

  6. Really well done. I think you met the challenge colors head on and it looks great. I too loved your color palette this time.

    auntie jude

  7. Colors are gorgeous, great combination, as well as design.

  8. This is lovely Terri, I started on my project for this month's challenge yesterday and I'm loving these colours :)

  9. The journal cover is a great idea. Great!


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