Thursday, April 5, 2018

My Second Fabric Fauxdori Artist Travelers' Notebook

This Fauxdori turned out nicer than the first........although there are some things I learned with this one not to do next time.

This one includes an insert section with mixed lined, graph, and dot paper I printed off so I'm not having to carry an extra little notebook for notes and reminders when our group gets together.  The insert section has a piece of Bockingford watercolor paper as a cover only because that's all I had strong enough.  I went shopping last night and now have some nice patterned card stock I can use for future insert covers.

This one also has the pocket folder I made and shared in my last post.  I have several business cards tucked in one of the pockets that has contact information about our sketching group for interested people who check us out when we're out sketching.

And as you see from the photos, I'm now getting into adding charms and beads to hang just to dress the notebook/journal up a bit.

Notice my eyelets are lined up better than my first but could still be improved upon with lining.  I'm finally getting a "feel" for the crop a dile big bite gizmo.

I found cone bead caps that work perfectly for the bottom strands of the elastic bands made to hold everything in place.

**Now if I can just find a better way of attaching the closure loop without having to use a big knot to keep it from slipping out the center eyelet hole.







4 comments:

Annie said...

Oh wow! I love, love, love the cover on this one—so beautiful! Bynthe way, just sent you an email!

Giddings Art said...

I really like this! You have given me some ideas for my own journals. I like the pocket and the lined and graph paper. Beautiful!

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Annie.........so far this is my favorite. I made another today taking photos along the way to create a step by step :-) I'm feeling better with the use of the sewing machine too. Only, AT LEAST 10 more to go......lol.

Susan Bronsak said...

Giddings Art...........thank you :-D

I'm having fun making charms too. It's addicting.....lol

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