Greetings friends! I hope this post finds you all doing well and are cozy and happy! It’s a bit chilly here in the south today. Yesterday our temps were in the 80s, today the high will be in the 60s! And next week we are going to have some fall weather! YAY – our one or two weeks of fall! LOL Hopefully it will last longer, but who knows? At any rate, I’m looking forward to the cooler temps!
And speaking of being wrapped up, I would like to show you my Crafter’s Edge project for September. I was hoping to get this completed last month, but due to illness, that did not happen! I’m back on track now and hoping to get all my goals accomplished this month!
It’s college football season and those of you who know me, know I’m a Bama fan through and through – win or lose!! Of course, winning is better!! LOL And, seeing how I love Dresden plates, I decided to use the Dresden die and my favorite team fabrics to embellish my cover.
Since my notebook was a ‘regular’ school size, I used the smaller die set. I backed my chosen fabrics with HeatnBond Lite and got busy cutting my blades! Since I had lots of fabric I wanted to use, I chose to cut six blades of the houndstooth, and three blades of two other fabrics. The center is from a different fabric also! For this notebook cover front, I used Kraft-Tex, a product by C&T Publishing that looks and feels like leather, but stitches and washes like fabric. I’ve used this product for in-the-hoop notebook covers and card making. Honestly, it was a little too stiff for this project, BUT I love how it came out, though turning it was a pain and my corners are not as crisp as I would like! LOL I got it warm with the iron and that helped a lot. Since my notebook was a bit smaller than the small Dresden plate, I improvised and overlapped the blades since they were backed with iron on adhesive. So without further ado, here is my notebook cover!
The instructions I followed to make this just gave measurements for the cover. I should have looked further before I started, as my notebook was a little too large for this cover. I had to trim off 1/4 inch on both the covers and papers, but it fits now! I have created an instructional PDF if you’d like to make one of these. I gave instructions on how to measure the notebook (any size you’d like) and some additional notes that helped me along the way. You can download it at no cost to you, at my PayHip link or in my shop here (you will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.)
Be sure and check out the Crafter’s Edge products. All dies are 25% off this month and they really have some cute ones!! Discount will be shown at checkout.
Next week, my friend Carol of Just Let Me Quilt is hosting the Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop! I will be posting on Monday. I can hardly wait to show you the fun projects I made for this hop! Here is the schedule for next week.
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Songbird Designs – YOU ARE HERE!!
Just Sew Quilter
Patchouli Moon Studio
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Karrin’s Crazy World
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
For The Love Of Geese
Words & Stitches
Home Sewn By Us
Just Let Me Quilt
Ms P Designs USA
I hope you’ll visit my fellow bloggers and get some ghoulish inspiration!! I’ll see you Monday!