I wanted to make gifts for two of my lovely girlfriends, and decided that since we always go to gigs together - and particularly Tim Minchin gigs - I would make photo albums full of memories of our nights out. I decided that the Teesha Moore style of embroidered patches would be a good look - with a black, white, silver and hot pink colour theme
Here's the two album covers:
A couple of the patches were ones I received in a recent TM patch swap, (but I have mostly saved those for when i make myself an album in the same way):
- The black with fat grey/white music notes and silver beads, in pink boarder (bottom of bottom picture) is by Sloth
- the white with little black music notes & pink boarder (top corner of bottom image) is by Oodelally
- The pink with black headphones and the black with White embroidered music notes (both on same side of top image) are both by Luckdragon
The rest I made
It was lovely incorporating little bits by other craftsters into my project, so a big thank you to them for contributing!
I used couching, back stitch, running stitch and over stitch, as well as adding buttons and beads to accessorise
as you can see, I just made a sort of mini-quilt, added rivits down the side then laced it too a photo album (a spiral bound one - I cut off the wire binding and used the holes that were left to lace through). I used pink leather strips to lace with, and secured the mini-quilt cover with ribbon wrapped around the original bookcover and sewn in place at the far end
Thanks for looking!