Anyway, back to the curves project. It's a cute little cover for a composition notebook. I've managed to do all of my curves projects with fabrics I already have on hand so far. This one was a little bold for me with the colors, but I'm falling in love with it as I use it.
Even better this project fulfills a need I had. I saw the idea of keeping a journal for each of your children, to record thoughts for them, stories from when they were little, and notes for them. I LOVED the idea and have been wanting to buy some cute journals for it. But I love these handmade books even better! It gives an added personal touch to an already personal item. I've already started writing in this one for my little girl. One of the first entries is Daddy's First Lullaby telling her about the first time her daddy sang her a lullaby, because she DEMANDED it of him.
The solid yellow I used was a lighter weight cotton, and I wish I would have used quilter's cotton. It was prone to stretching and wrinkling very easily. And once I put the notebook inside of the cover I realized the black spots on the book showed through much of the material. However, I was able to easily fix the problem by gluing yellow construction paper on the cover.
I confess I've already made a second one. I did the main block in postage stamp style. I like the idea, but it's a little busy. I added prints all around the postage stamp block and it's TOO much. So I plan on taking it apart and trying again with some solid borders around the stamp block. Hopefully I'll be happy with the finished product and willing to share.
Check out the other projects from the Curves Class!