What I really enjoyed about this challenge, was the amount of variation I've seen, so far, in the results; I think it's fantastic that everyone has ventured out and tried new things! Please please please link your notebook posts up below - I think this challenge is something we should all be really proud of - fantastic work and a huge thank you to everyone who took part! If you have time too, have a stop by a few blogs and show them a bit of #CraftBlogClub love for their wonderful efforts in the challenge!
The Overlord's Challenge Unveil...
So, for my notebook challenge, I decided to try a bit more applique, as I enjoyed doing my anniversary picture so much. I wanted to spend as little as possible and work with fabrics and scraps that I had lying around. Here is the result...
I bought a plain page, hardcover notebook from Wilkos for £3 and started by measuring out some navy and white striped fabric (I'm Breton-mad), and some fusible fleecing to add extra cushioning to my cover.
I ironed the fleecing and fabric to fuse together. To make my applique poppy,
I found an old black button, with gold edging, in my extensive collection of long-lost buttons, so decided to sew this on as the poppy's middle. The result was simple but effective - I toyed with the idea of doing several poppies, but I decided that one looked much nicer, for this project.
To attach the fabric to the notebook, I simply folded the edges in and attached using strong bonding glue. As the fabric edges weren't tidy, I covered with a peach-coloured piece of paper for a clean finish.
I was really pleased with my notebook - I've had so many ideas for more applique and notebook-covering projects. I think this has been a great challenge, to prettify and personalise something as plain as a notebook! I hope you've all enjoyed it as much as I have - and I can't wait to launch October's challenge!
Well, without further ago, I shall unveil our challenge for October!! It didn't take too long to decide that I wanted to launch something with a Halloween theme! And with the success of last month's notebook covering, I thought something quite malleable will work for us all! So here it is..
This October - the #CraftBlogClub Challenge is to create a Halloween decoration, using a crafting form YOU HAVE NOT TRIED BEFORE!
Get your thinking caps on - this is a great opportunity to try a new craft, if you have any questions or need any help - give us a shout on Twitter! The same rules apply - I will put up a linky for us all to post our results! The deadline is Tuesday 29th October for this challenge!
Stay Crafty and get linking up now....
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