Category Archives: Book-cover

A little update

Today I finally had time to clear up and clean my workroom and it made me realize that it had been a long time since my last post.

So a little update on what has been going on is in order.

The first item is a new notebook I made for my nephew. He is training for a 1/8 triathlon, so he needs all the encouragement he can get.


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The next is a gift for my sister. I needed 26 colors to embroider a celestial design on fabric with a sort of eggplant color.

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Then I made this into a pouch with a cotton lining.

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Up to now I usually hesitated to machine embroider freehand. Although I’ve quilted quite a lot, this was something that seemed out of my reach.
But as it usually is, just try and make a lot of mistakes, and then at some point. I will kind of get the hang of it. I won’t show all the experiments.

This little girl is world famous (and now I see it without her balloon this picture seems very wrong)

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Using a light box I sketched it on the fabric and started embroidering. With the feed dogs down, I moved the fabric under the needle, with black thread ‘painting’ the picture.

I think it worked out pretty well, except for the nose, that will need some extra work.

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Groetjes, Dorien


Covering notebooks

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Earlier this year I already made a bookcover like this, and I because all my men use these notebooks, I wanted to make each one of them a personalised book.

It starts with finding a quote which is perfect and not too long. Then the fun starts. Using my embroidery software, I start with the quote as it is, and then play with fonts, lettersizes and layout until I’m satisfied.

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The last step of designing is to add something extra, in this case a swirl and a banner. Then it should look like this.

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After making all three quotes into designs, they were embroidered on felt and then the covers were glued on to the books.

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Groetjes, Dorien

Think Pink

Do you know that, when a saying which is not particular for you or your family, keeps popping up? That is what happened here this last weekend. We did a lot of riddles, not even in English, but over and over someone said  as a hint : ‘Think Pink’.

That is what I had in mind this morning. I wanted to do something challenging. Something I hadn’t done before, or which was out of my comfort zone. I already knew what I wanted to make and ‘Think Pink’ was challenge enough for me today. Pink is not really one of my favourite colours. I hardly ever use it and I don’t have much pink stash.

A while ago I got this address book which I think is quite ugly. It is some fake leather brownish and just the look of it is so awful! But I received it from one of my boys, so I had to keep it. Ever since I got it, I wanted to make a cover for it, so that is what I did, a pink cover.

So I took the book,

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grabbed my pink stash,

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and made a cover.

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Not only a lot of pink, but also a lot of flowers. That’s enough!! Both are not my cup of tea and I don’t really know what to think of this, whether I like it or not.

Groetjes, Dorien