January 23, 2014

Romantic Rosey Journal Cover

Roses are always so romantic,
and when I spied the new Rosey fabrics
by Tanya Whelan, for Free Spirit,
I fell in love with them!

I ordered mine from Quilt Home
where there is always free US shipping with a $50 minimum order.

{There may have been some stowaways in the box, from other Tanya Whelan lines!}

Then my friend asked me to make a cover
for this notebook,
featuring a botanical print of a rose.

{It's just too pretty to cover up that cover with a cover, right?}

That's when I realized that I could use my own
PDF pattern for the
to fashion a place to store the beautiful journal.

{It was so simple to make...I finished it in about an hour and a half!}

Instead of linen, I just used a coordinating print...
which had somehow jumped into the shopping cart...
from Sunshine Roses, also by Tanya Whelan.

{How did that get in my stash?  See above...}

For the interior, I selected another Sunshine Roses
fabric, a pale green damask.

{See my eamylove label?  There will soon be a post about those!}

This notebook has a very large spiral,
so it was good to know that my pattern would work
to cover a thicker notebook like this one,
as well as a slim tablet.
I just followed the instructions on my pattern,
and actually allowed an extra 1/2" for the thick spiral.

{It was plenty big in the end!}

The only other modification I made
to the original pattern was to add
a dividing stitch for the front pocket,
for keeping a pretty pen.

The Rosey fabric
was just perfect for a lovely covered button detail.

I'm so pleased with the outcome...
a stylish and sweet cover
for a very pretty journal.
It just invites you to sit down
and record some happy memories.

{There's something very Cath Kidston about that Rosey print. Must be why I love it!}

If you would like to order a pattern
for the Linen Pocket Ereader Cover,
it's available on Craftsy

Come back soon for more romantic rosey projects!

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  1. That is adorable! I may have also purchased quite a bit of the Tammy Whelan fabrics, too. I just died when I saw them, I'm a sucker for pretty roses.

  2. Absolutely beautiful cover for the journal! Perfect in those fabric! This pattern was perfect for the cover!!
    (I may have some 'stowaway' Tanya Wheelan fabrics in my stash, too... But they missed bringing along their green gingham friend....)
    I think your photos are truly gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty. Like the pocket for the pen. Oh, and the covered button is perfect!

  4. SO pretty Amy. nicely done. This is actually one of my "Christmas project gifts" for this year. I'll have to get that pattern!

  5. So lovely! The fabrics are fantastic! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  6. I'm a big Tanya Whelan fan, I've recently seen these fabrics for sale and it's great to see something made with them. Your pattern is perfect (love your photos). I'm looking forward to the post about your beautiful labels too!

  7. Gorgeous fabrics and your pattern is so pretty, love the pen pocket and the covered button!

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    I was head over heels in love when I saw your red checked and cherry print table topper.
    It is amazingly charming :) I am your newest follower #199
    Please come visit . . . and I would be honored to have you follow me back, but no matter I am ticked pink to have found your blog. It makes me smile :)
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  9. What a clever adaptation to this pattern!


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