Friday, October 24, 2008

Journal with pockets and a Tiny Bear!

Happy Friday everyone!

Here is my journal for week 4. I had so much fun making it and I love the fabrics I got to work with.
It is a trifold structure, with green fabric corner pockets and 3 booklets of paper inside.

I used a snap closure, but sewed a button on the front for decoration.

Next week is our last week of this session of Sue B.'s class and then the next one begins.
Here is her blog, website and class schedule. She is an amazing artist and excellent teacher.

Look at this wonderful, fully jointed mini mohair bear Melanie made for me!
She used a pattern I purchased from PengPeng and surprised me with her yesterday!
I have named her Persimmon and call her Per for short.
Isn't she cute!
Melanie and I are taking another book binding class this weekend so I will have more pictures of a new structure called a Tunnel Book next week!
Have a great weekend everyone! What do you have planned? Please leave a comment and let me know!


Manon Doyle said...

This journal turned out great! The fabric is really nice!
What a cute mini bear Melanie made for you! You girls are so talented and must have so much fun at these classes together!
Have fun this weekend!

Sherry said...

Another fabulous journal. Your fabrics are wonderful and that button just set it off. Sue is a great teacher. Have a wonderful weekend.

Laura said...

Love the colors of this book! And that bear is nothing but adorable! Hoping to walk in a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday if it doesn't rain! Have a good weekend.

Jill Beninato said...

I love that journal! The fabric colors and pattern are perfect.

Aniemother said...

Another great journal - and that bear is real cute!


Peng Peng said...

Hey! Persimmon bear turned out fantastic!! thanks for sharing the pic~and for my first giggle of the day :oD Cute!!

Candace Trew Camling said...

First...the pug pillows below are simply fabulous!

Your journal is so pretty, it looks like something you would get at a fancy boutique or Papyrus or something. Love it...and the bear that you received is too cute!

Puglette said...

Wow! All of the journals are so pretty. Your fabric selections have been awesome. I love your little Persimmon...that's so cool to have a little pocket bear. You and Melanie are such talented artists.

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice journal...I love that fabric combo.

That pic of Emmitt and the pillows in your last post is priceless! xox

Sandra y Coco said...

OH I cant wait for the class to start! I have almost all of my materials, but still need some decorative items. I love the buttom that you used in this one. Cute! Thanks for posting pictures, I get inspired the minute I see something made by you. :)

Nevis said...

Cool looking book! :)

marianne said...

lovely journal! I´m amazed by the details and so neatly done! I would make a mess of it......
The little furry surprise is cute!
I just got home and Ihave no real plans this weekend just enjoy being home again. Want to wash the dogs and make them pretty!
have a nice weekend Melissa!

Nancy and the fatties said...

So pretty Melissa - now you have a little friend named Persimmon! Has Emmy decided if Persimmon is a new toy for him? :)
n and the pees

Diana Evans said...

great work your journals...


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great journal! Your fabric choices are perfection!
What a sweet little bear!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joan said...

The journals are wonderful! "Pen" is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell Melanie she did an awesome job! Very, very cute!

Have a fun day!
Joan & Skippy

The Devil Dog said...

The journal is so great. We love the button detail. Honestly, you just never stop, do you. That is a good thing.


Rachel said...

I love the fabrics you use on that - they all coordinate so well! And Melanie's journal above is great also - love the bird fabric.
We had a fun weekend with some out of town friends, which is why I'm just now catching up on the blogs :)