Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Pugs and Candy!

Our new 5 week fabric journal class has begun and this week my theme is ... Pugs!
I used a fun dog print with a pug that landed on the front. How lucky for me!
I lined it with a dog bone fabric and added a polka dot pocket which matched the cover pages I chose for my 3 books of paper. I did not plan that, but I really like how it turned out. :)
Then for fun, I made two of my pug dolls and velcroed them to the inside back cover to keep me company while I journal. :)

Here is the back showing all of the dogs.

and here are the dolls sitting on top of the world!

Melanie made a candy themed book!

Look how fun and festive!

Here is a detail of one of her fabric flowers she makes that are available in her etsy shop.

I love the striped and festive fabrics and papers she chose!

I cannot wait to see what our second lesson will be!

I am so excited that today is election day!

Emmitt wishes he could vote too, but I explained to him that he is too young. :)

What an exciting day! Change is in the air!


The WriggleButts said...

Happy voting! Please vote for the one that give Emmitt the most treats.


Manon said...

Another really fun journal. I love that you put the pug dolls in!
I'm on my way to vote! Yay!


marianne said...

What lovely journals! with such cute details and so beautifully done. Love the doll!
Today is an exciting day indeed! I wish so much for you a president who will bring change! They both promise it........but I sur hope you will vote for the one.......etc

Laura said...

That candy covered journal is adorable! Reminds me of Christmas, and I could see a little girl loving this book too!

Linda O'Neill said...

Really nice, Melissy! I love the dog print on the cover of the first one. So cool!

Too Cute Pugs said...

Those are wonderful. I love the little velcro puggies - they can go anywhere! I would attach one to my purse I think...hmm...

Happy Voting!

Nevis said...

Fabulous journals and happy voting, Melissa! :)

Joan Princing Art said...

Hi Melissa,

Wow, these journals are great. Good fabric choices on both yours and Melanie's. I like the style of these as well. I agree with you - What an exciting day it is today! Change in in the air - well, put. Have a ?...was this journal hard to make? How much time did it take?

Have a fun Voting Day!
Joan & Skippy

The Devil Dog said...

We love both the journals. The pugs velcroed on the back page is an awesome idea. Mom loves it. They are both so pretty, mom is glad she doesn't have to choose.


Unknown said...

Hi Melissa...these are amazing! where do you find the time...I am always blown away when I pop by...


Sandy Mastroni said...

love your book with the little pug dolls !
and I am enjoying looking at
pug-a-day photos too

Puglette said...

Those journals are so cute! I love the candy theme. And what wouldn't be better with a pug pal velcroed in it!!

I had a comment from the shop owner that makes the lovely books I posted about. She has blog too, it's all about hand bound books and journals!

Candace Trew Camling said...

CUUUUTE!!!!! I love your journal posts!! They make me want to make one myself!

Molly the Airedale said...

How cute! We love the peppermint candies for Christmas!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Peng Peng said...

how sweet are your pug dolls! so little and totally portable :O)

Anonymous said...

pugs and candy, oh my gosh!! are there any two better things in the world? I think this is my favorite pug notes post ever. :-)