Monday, July 30, 2007

Traveling Togs

Well, not exactly togs, but I've made Abi a little travel set for our trip. She and I have both kept travel journals in the past and we've even made the journals before, but this one's different.
I've made several different book forms , but never out of fabric. It required several adaptations. I used both interfacing and batting in the front and back cover of this journal and quilted them as well. It gave them some weight and firmness. I also added eyelets to keep the fabric from fraying where I poked holes and used a fingering weight yarn to sew the pages to the covers. I thought Abi would get a kick out of the buttoned fastener. It might make the book feel all the more private, like a diary.
So the girl also wanted a matching bag to carry her journal, pencils, camera, etc. in. She picked out the fruit print and I got to select the handle fabric and lining. Here too, the bag and handles are quilted. I'm really happy with the way this bag turned out and particularly glad about the smile Abi's traveling set elicited on her face.
We're off tomorrow to Mexico, so I won't be posting for a week or so. Adios, everybody!


Thimbleanna said...

Have a great trip. The bag and book are darling!

Amy said...

How great, I love the journal cover! Have a nice trip :)

Tricia said...

Oh that is just too cool! What a wonderful set! Have a great trip:)