Sweet Home Applique Journal Cover Free Tutorial

Ah .. home sweet home. I didn’t post last week as we were away for my daughter’s 21st birthday. She’s at university in Bristol so Townie Husband and I spent the night up there. It was lovely to see her and we had a wonderful time, but I do love being here at home in Devon. And, I should like to know, why are students all so tall? Rosie’s friends are lovely youngsters, but I felt very short indeed.

Just lately at home we’ve been decorating and having one or two things done around the house. It struck me that it would be supremely well-organised of me to make notes of things like paint colours, and jot down builders’ names and guarantees. But how to make sure I did this? A special book was required – so I came up with my “Sweet Home” applique journal cover to make a very ordinary spiral-bound notebook look rather special.

I hope you like it too – just click here for the free tutorial to make one of your own.

I’m very proud of this image of my journal. I’m not a very good photographer and struggle to take good pictures. So when I was given the photo below of some paper bunting I made for a wedding I decided to try the same idea as the professional photographer and take the picture sort of sideways on. I think it works rather well, do you?

Photo of my paper bunting (a DevonBear Designs product).

Happy sewing everyone x
PS if you haven’t entered my free giveaway draw, then you have just one week left to do so!


Oh my goodness, Just found you through flickr and it seems that one thing is more adorable than the next. You do beautiful work.


I love your blog and the things you make. I can't wait to try the sleepy cat tea cozy as I love both things! Thanks

all kinds of everything

I am just popping in from Sal's Snippets,and I'm so glad I found this beautiful blog!
The journal cover is lovely,Thanks for sharing!

Linda Gilbert

I'm following Sal from the Snippets– This Blog Hopping should be certified as a newly recognised disease— But I dont want a cure to be found if there are lovely blogs to be found like this one .Thanks for sharing such lovely ideas
Kindest Regards Linda


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [17 Mar 12:53pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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