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« on: August 12, 2010 10:00:04 AM »

I have this diary that's been following me everywhere for 5 years and it's looking very sad, to say the least.
I decided to apologize for abusing it this way, so I made it a new cover. 
I also found it to be a great project to try machine embroidering for the first time ^^


Like i said, the poor thing hasn't been treated right (I'm sorry)


I used a very dark grey woolen fabric for the cover and black thread for the embroidery, giving it a discreet prettiness (It's a real word because I say so Tongue).
The picture is very grainy cause I had to tweak it in PS to show the embroidery properly.
The picture on the right is the first machine embroidery ever and is on the back, while the left picture shows the front.


I also used my fabric tags for the first time <3 I found this leather thread and some heavy iron marbles which I attached as a bookmark.
The inside rips will be fixed with some tape and maybe a band aid for love.

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010 10:19:14 AM »

This kind of warms my heart a little. I know what it means to have a worn out diary and it's so great that you showed yours some love by making this elegant and just really pretty cover for it. Love the fabric tag too, very clean while still retaining that hand done, personal feel!
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 04:50:02 PM »

well done.

and welcome to the addictive world of machine embroidery.

You did a really good job showing some love to that poor well, loved book.  Grin

It looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010 08:23:17 AM »

Great job. I'm sure your diary has forgiven you now.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010 01:12:23 AM »

i really really love it!! i want it!

where did you get the fabric tags? ahh, what a great feeling it must be to use them for the first time Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 02:42:38 AM »

I got the fabric tags from a swedish website, so if you're one of em finnish swedish speaking people I'm sure you can order it from there ^^
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