Monday, 19 December 2011

A handmade gift

I love to make handmade presents for Christmas and recently I have been inspired by a programme called Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.

In her last episode she made a leather bound journal, this gave me an idea that I could adapt and make my own, this was the result.

The paper booklets were tethered using a long stitch that I then knotted on the outside to give a decorative finish, the leather was lined with scrapbook paper and the edges trimmed with Tim Holtz on the edge dies.  I then used a Sizzix original flower die to create the fastener with a button.

I like this so much, I am going to have to make another one for myself!

Later this week I will share another gift project that was inspired by Kirstie's Programme.

Have a good week, hugs


Paula (PEP) said...

I'm not surprised you want one for yourself. Brilliant with the stitching to decorate it & I love the colours & texture. Hope that shoulder is improving.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow.... a very stylish way to keep notes!