Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lucys 21st present...


Over the years, i have always liked to make the girls something each for their b'days or Christmas.... sometimes i run out of time but i gave this art journal pencil case to luce for her 21st as i knew she really liked charlies one......
this one was big, A4 size and made it more lucy by adding lots of different fabrics, denim, suede, sari silks, scraps from her quilt, what ever i could my hands on..... i did some free motioning and added some quilt wadding so its quite padded...

Ive used horsehair canvas on the inside :) i love its lineny look...
it took me forever to remember how i made the gusseted plastic pocket and went thru 3 lots of plastic :(
but at the last minute i figured out a way although its still different to Charlies...go figure !!



i got the binding on and then hand sewed all around the binding at the school market the night before her b'day...:)

double pocket for papers and journal....









luce LOVED it :)



i need to make me one now.....

11 comments:

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Jen your journal cover is so beautifully made, love all the different fabric, great gift.
Anni

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hi Jen, I so love this Art journal pencil case. It's beautiful. No wonder Lucy loved it. May I Pin it?
Hugs, Kylie's xo

Catherine said...

will you adopt me :-) and make one for me too, this is BEAUTIFUL!

shirley said...

This is so gorgeous Jen! Can I pretend to be your daughter?

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Wow! This is amazing,You are very talented Jen. Lucky Lucy, I hope she had a great 21st

Jenny said...

Incredibly talented YOU... being so lucky to actually see this gorgeous creation in the 'flesh'... I know just how beautiful it really is... a stunning birthday present for lovely Luce... no wonder she LOVED it...

Hugs
Jenny x

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, it's fabulous, I love it :)

Dot said...

You make such heartfelt and personal gifts Jen. I can understand why Luce loves it! It is so, so beautiful. The fabrics you have used make my mouth drool. Laughed at Catherine's comment about you adopting her - sdopt me too:)

denthe said...

This looks fabulous! I can imagine she loved it! Wouldn't mind having one like that for myself ;-)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Wow!! Totally Gorgeous Jen!! All that gorgeous fabric and stitching! LOVE it!!
Jan x

Melinda Cornish said...

me too, me too! this is so special and personal. I love it.....