Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A Fat Fabric Journal

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.

I have another journal of the same style that is now for sale in my etsy shop! Blues and greens and buttons and beads!!! :)


  1. Fabulous, dahling!!! I love the title "voluptuous" in your Etsy shop!! You ARE amazing!

  2. In love with this beauty!


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