September 20, 2013

Fall Floral Notebooks

TGIF everyone.  Today I'm sharing some Fall floral notebooks I made with coordinating clothespins.  My sister recently had surgery and I thought a little care package was in order.  She loves my notebooks and uses them until the covers are tattered and the pages are gone.  Here's my lineup of product.  I love the woodland motifs right now like pinecones, wood grain, mushrooms and acorns. Paired with a little stripe and plaid and this was just what I was looking for.  
 A lovely collection of papers from Echo Park. I just want to turn these into fabric prints and make a quilt with them.
I started my notebook covers by piecing together some papers and stitching over the top.  I used the pencil from the September Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit and colored it in with some quick watercoloring. 
Here are my finished notebooks.  I love when a little grouping of crafty projects makes ya so happy. 
 For the cluster of embellishments I used my Printed Hang Tags stamped with more Gossamer Blue stamps, some vintage buttons, woodgrain buttons, crocheted lace and vintage postage stamps.
 Love how the top stitching and scalloped Papertrey die finishes off the notebooks so nicely.
 I had some clothespins in my stash that I had hand dyed.  I added some scraps of patterned paper and some little crocheted flowers from my stash.  The woodgrain buttons are a favorite.
Hope you are inspired to get into your crafty space this weekend, dig out some Fall themed goodies and create something fun.  Have a great weekend everyone. 

For you super sleuths.....all the woodland themed products lately have me thinking about a book I had a  child.  It was a Golden book I believe and was about a little boy who was camping with his parents and got lost in the woods.  He made a little trail and remembered all the little things he looked at in the woods and finally made his way back.  Something like that. If anyone can tell me the name of the book or has one that I can purchase I would dearly love to have one.  


LOLA said...

Realmente bonitos!!!! Una combinación de colores que me gusta mucho.
Un saludo

Me said...

I think the book you remember is called Tommy's Camping Adventure. It's a Golden book with illustrations by Mel Crawford. It has a 1962 publication date. My children had many of the Golden Books, but this is one book I completely missed.

KakesNZ said...

Hi Michelle
I would like to have a go at making some notebooks like these but am unsure how you attach the decorated paper. Is it glued to the front of the notebook?

Linda said...

Ohhh I love your notebooks. Makes me want to get busy and make some for my friends and family.

~ Jo ~ said...

I am loving your notebooks! I can see why your sister loves them too. I am definitely inspired by your clothespin idea with the notebook and may try to make one myself. Thanks for sharing!

crazymom said...

I love your notebooks! They always inspire me!! ♥

Unknown said...

Be still my heart! I love it when you make and post your notebooks. I love making them and giving them to friends and I love seeing what new covers you create. So happy to see these and it reminds me I need to get on the ball and make some for friends to use for Christmas planning and notes, lists, ect. They always love getting them..who doesnt need a cute notepad, right? Diana F.

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