Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Patchwork Journals

I had so much fun making the last batch of patchwork leather journals, that I made another batch. These are now available in my Etsy shop, of course.


Each of the wrap-around covers are assembled from my heap of leather scraps, adhered to a larger piece of leather, then stitched to keep the pieces secure. Reclaimed buttons and braided cord closures finish the covers. These ones have all blank unlined, new, recycled paper for the pages (rather than pre-used blue-box papers like the last bunch). The binding is a longstitch and chain stitch combination, sewn directly through the covers.

12 comments:

roobee said...

These are great - I love your patchwork journals, they're such a great use of odds and ends that might otherwise get forgotten!

acornmoon said...

fabulous, upcycled I'd say!

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks roobee and acornmoon!

Andrea on Third Street said...

Lovely. I enjoy the rustic and homey feel of these books. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

These are really gorgeous! I have shared them on Twitter today. Best Wishes!

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Elissa said...

Really nice! I especially love the gold one...very autumnal.

Drawing Wonderland said...

they are really great book!
How do you make the spine stay straight?
I´ve been trying to make these types of journals but the spine keeps getting round..it´s really irritating

oxygen.intake said...

the patchwork look is fantastic! love your work!

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks, everyone :)

Chritmas said...

These are lovely. How do you go about making these?

Karen

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Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks. Hmmmm...the process for making these is a bit too much to just jot down here in this comment. Maybe someday I'll have time to prepare a tutorial for these!