And when I say "fat", I mean luscious, voluptuous, and full of life!
I watched Teesha Moore's Fabric Journal series and couldn't help but get started on my own!
Here is the first video if you're curious - her journals are so beautiful and whimsical! She remains a huge inspiration for me.
I showed my friend sue the pieces that I was working on (just simple "pillow" as Teesha calls them, and she requested a custom journal right away!
Here is a shot of the pillows that I made and stitched together for Sue's journal:
|Different fabrics and colourful threads really added a great whimsy to the project.|
|I added buttons for some different shape and texture.|
|Here is the cover with all of my signatures. I used a hammer and nail to punch the holes into the signatures.|
|I made signatures of 10 sheets - here is a close-up of the stitching that I used to fasten the signatures into the covers.|
|Here is the front cover.|
|This is the spine once I had sewn in all of the signatures.|
|Here is a close-up of the stitches of the signatures to the fabric-pillow spine.|
|Here is a glimpse of the edge - nice and fat!|
|And here is the front cover. I stitched a tie strap onto the back cover so that the journal could be help close with wrapping. |