Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Journal commission.....

First of all, apologies! I was all packed and ready Friday for the Artisan Bazaar on Sunday, too organised I feel that I forgot to take my camera with me, I Never do this!!! and so I have no photos to share with you of the event and the other stalls there. So you'll just have to take my word that there were some v lovely items on the stalls there! I had a lovely day, sold items and made some new contacts with the other lovely sellers. Especially lovely items were to be found at Amma of me and Gill of Woolly Hearts stalls.

And so on to the next thing. I was asked a few weeks back about a commission of a journal cover by the lovely Leah in Australia. She had seen my journal cover on my flickr photo stream and asked if I could make one for her. Of Course I replied! How lovely to be asked to create something for someone else to use. She left the decision of colours etc up to me, so I was let loose with fabric snippets, thread and my sewing machine!

I had decided on blues, creams/whites after looking on Leah's blog and when I asked her for any likes she gave me the same choice of colours, so I was glad to know I was already on the right track to making a piece she would like and use! Mustard/yellow was added into the mix to add freshness and zest to the piece.

So here are snaps of the cover, showing you details and then the actual cover, but as always with such as this I don't think you can see all the details until you see the real thing!

swirly stitchery detail

fresh white flowers

teeny flower detail, this is one I made a while ago, dissolvable fabric with machine stitching

the spine with Leah's chosen words

fabric snippet flower

inside the cover

the final cover all wrapped up with it's tie

This will be making it's journey to t'other side of the globe v soon, I hope Leah enjoys using it. I can't wait to see what pages she fills it with x


emma lamb said...

it looks amazing Kirsty! and you already know i love the colours you used... ;)
you put so much thought, detail and heart into each of your pieces and i know this one will be treasured for ever... :)

Cathie said...

Sew, sew pretty! It will be a joy for her each and every time she touches it to write in it.

karen said...

gorgeous Kirsty, really gorgeous.

Kayla coo said...

Love the colours.x

andrea creates said...

It's beautiful-love the colors and all the stitches :)

Gigi said...

absolutely an amazing journal! what a lucky recipient!

Jensters said...

Truly amazing and im sure the person its going to will also love it just as much....your really inspiring me.
I must become a follower of your blog.