Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Try it on Tuesday Sewing and Buttons

Hello to everyone and thank you for your visit.

There were some great ideas for the 1960s retro challenge and I am sure you will all be happy with the new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesday as it is Sewing with Buttons. You can make anything you like so long as it has sewing and buttons somewhere that we can see them. Hope you will pop here and see what the rest of the team have made as they make wonderful things to inspire you all.

I made a shabby journal cover with gathered strips of different fabrics  and little bits and bobs added to make it look more interesting. The roses were on a headband from Poundland so I cut them off to use on projects

This is what I covered. Every year a neighbour gives us the same type of diary with wonderful flower drawings inside. We do use them but they have beautiful flower drawings on one side which we don't write on.

The back is just covered with a piece of strong, purple card.

 This is one of the pages and I thought I could try to copy the flower drawings. I am not good at drawing flowers so it will help me improve hopefully. The date pages that have writing on I will cover with plain paper and add my copy of the flower opposite.

Hope to see what you can make for the challenge you have two weeks to join in with us

I would like to add this to the Flowers challenge at Moo Mania as well. All types of  crafting is acceptable there as long as you follow the theme. You don't even have to include a Moo.

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Outstanding creations again and everything looks gorgeous together.xx
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  2. Wonderful creation, love it, and that beautiful diary - lucky you having such a nice neighbour! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, hugs, Valerie

  3. A gorgeous book cover Chrissie, the flowers in the diary look lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  4. A beautiful cover for your diary.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Fabulous project with fabrics, Chrissie. Very beautiful!
    Hugs xx

  6. A beautiful idea for your diary cover! Love the little patchwork pieces (and your bargain roses!) Hugs, Chrisx

  7. Holy cow Chrissie, this is absolutely freaking amazing!! Oh those colours, how dreamy and I love the puckered trim layers, I want to touch it!! I love the little octagon pieces behind your buttons, so creative and beautiful!! hugs :)

  8. WOW ! This is stunning Chrissie ! You are so so creative ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  9. What an unique project dear Chrissie..it is just adorable!
    Love that you linked also to Moo Mania & More!
    Big hugs

  10. Fabulous cover Chrissie! Love all the beautiful pieces of fabric and the creative design.
    Hugs, Mar

  11. This is so spectacular cover Chrissie! Love it!

  12. Pretty idea, Chrissie! How nice to pick up this journal everyday and write something from the heart.

    Marianne xo

  13. What a lovely piece of art, Chrissie!!!!

  14. This is such a lovely cover for your book Chrissy, gorgeous colours and trimmings. A great idea using the old diary to practice your drawing.
    Avril xx

  15. A fabulous cover Chrissy! LOVE the ruffles. Jenny x

  16. This is a stunner Chrissie, and a great idea to practice your drawing in it. There aren't enough pencils in the world to make me a drawer lol xx


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