Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fabric Journals - Week 3





This week our fabric journal class had us make a book that works really well as a photo brag book or travel journal. It is made from two separate covers that are bound together with screw posts that can be extended to hold more pages.
I filled mine with paper, but you could easily add photo album pages or heavy cardstock with photo corners attached.
I like how the front cover flips back for easy access and how flat it lays when closed.
I used a Japanese fabric on the front and a polka dot pattern on the inside covers.
Melanie used a whimscial retro design that reminds me of candy. :)

Our teacher Sue Bleiweiss has created a new class for 2009 that is called Creative Box Making for the Fiber Artist.
Melanie and I are planning on signing up for the February Session. Please join us in the fun!
What classes are you taking either online or person that you enjoy? Do you have a favorite craft book or pattern that you are learning from? Leave a comment. I would love to hear all about it! :)

20 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Your Japanese fabric is so cute! Great journals!

Sherry said...

Just love that Japanese fabric with the "kitty" and I do recognize that Michael Miller fabric. These are great!

Lisa M Griffin said...

LOVE your choice of fabrics! They really make the journals. I am so impressed with how you find time to take classes and continue with your own line of inspiring art work... do you sleep? =)

Mare said...

Hi Melissa! Your journals are just beautiful! And i think it is so nice that you and your sister take the classes together...
Tonight i start my next 4 week knitting class. Weeks ago we decided to do a "mitten" class, but 2 of the three of us signed up for the class had things come up and they can no longer attend. So it is just me and the teacher! So i am open to learning mittens 1 on 1, or whatever! Unless someone shows up last minute, it will be like having a private class!

Paula said...

How nice! Creative you!

I signed up for some online Adobe PSE classes, but for personal reason I was not able to get started. I really want to take them. I am going to ask if they can apply it to the next session.

Pearl said...

Hi Melissa! Your journal is beautiful, and the print is just so happy!

I am working on some knitting right now. I learned how in college and have stopped doing it for a while. I am trying to re-teach it to myself! I am starting with a VERY basic scarf to see how it goes.

Have a great Wednesday!

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa! Wow! Those fabrics are so beautiful, I love the vibrant colors. I am about to branch out in my crocheting to wearable items. I will start with fingerless mitts. I am so excited, I will break into the new yarn.
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

lizzyl said...

these look great! i like the screw post idea for holding them together!

Candace Trew Camling said...

these are wonderfully done! I also adore the Corgi art doll in the post below!

I would love to take a journal making class some time...right now I just take a figure painting class, which I find helps my drawing skills a lot..but last winter I stepped out of my comfort level and took a lost wax casting class with silver. I loved it!!
I wish I lived closer so I could take that Creative box making class...then I would have a place to stash my stuff!

Clover said...

I love the journals!! I think I am going to attempt to make one without taking a class... this might not turn out well!
I have been knitting a lot lately, but simple things like dishcloths and scarves!
Jess

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Melissa! I really loved your third journal, and Melanie's too! I am way behind, just started the second one yesterday. I was waiting for some fabrics I ordered in Etsy and I went yesterday to Michaels to get some thread. It is funny because at the beginning hubby would ask why I was doing the journals but yesterday he chose at Michaels lots of cute stuff for the next one!

Nancy and the fatties said...

These are beautiful! I especially love that brown floral fabric, Melissa. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. *eating popcorn with feet up on couch, under a pile o puggies*
xxooooo

Nevis said...

I absolutly LOOOOVE the Japanese fabric !

Aniemother said...

I REALLY love those fabrics!

Ane

Diane said...

These are both wonderful, Melissa. I love the fabric on each. xoxo
Diane

The Devil Dog said...

Ohhh, what a very pretty journal. Actually journals! You guys are so creative.

Roxy

Can you imagine what you two and mom and auntie could do if you were all put together? It boggles the mind.

marianne said...

I LOVE the Japanese fabric!
And as always very nice book! You are soo good with just about any material!

Abby Creek Art said...

Really nice fabric, M. Your books are awesome!

Diana Evans said...

ahhhhhhhhh love the fabric...well done Melissa....

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Dana and Daisy said...

very cute journals! I love the fabric you used with the happy cat and the swirls!

Love your blog!