"A Quilter's Garden" is a handmade, vintage-style journal. I poured a lot of time and special touches into this journal to make her extra special for whoever purchases her.
If you would like to see a video of this journal, click HERE.
She is 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" with a 1 1/2" spine, 2 signatures sewn into the cover using a 3-hole pamphlet stitch, and approx. 88 pages.
The cover was created using 120# cardstock onto which I glued teal taffeta and cream-colored lace from a vintage lace curtain. I backed the taffeta with crushed tulle.
Over the top of that, around the bottom half of the journal, I layered several different colors of lace. I used scalloped lavender, scalloped white with pink embroidered flowers, and scalloped cream embroidered lace. On the top portion of this journal, I placed a piece of muslin with a piece of teal taffeta on top and I machine-stitched a pattern around. I also I hand-embroidered pink French Knots on the top corners. With that all completed, I took the focal image (a woman who is sewing) and glued some scalloped lace around the back. I had already prepared some gem and sequined pieces of appliqued lace by coloring different bits with my Copic Markers, so I was able to glue them in place to finish off the cover as you see it in the photos. The fringe running around the bottom of the journal I hand-painted using Copic Markers.
The cover has an eyelet and hand-dyed seam binding closure and is filled with tea-dyed papers (I used black tea that is infused with herbs and spices and it smells so yummy), vellum, parchment, Rhodia, graph, and Red River 26# photo matte paper and linen 60# cardstock for my digital prints. You will be able to see more of this if you watch the video.
I used lots of lace snippets inside the journal and also created a hand-embroidered, slow stitched piece for one of the small envelopes. I threaded vintage buttons onto the signature strings. A piece of lace covers the spine and signature stitches.
I'm sorry but "A Quilted Garden" is only available for delivery in the U.S.
Thank you for taking the time to take a peek at this journal. :)