Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Waiting for Winter

I thought I'd make a Winter Wonderland journal in readiness for the snow, they keep promising it but there's not a flake to be had down here in the lowlands.  I chopped up a fabric napkin for my cover and added a tassely thing to hide the wonky seams, it always starts off looking straight... 
 love love love these colours
stamped vintage numbers ready for action
 I ripped out a couple pages that would have shown me how to write better
 I also cut up the pattern that would have shown me how to knit winter woollies, oh well

 and to finish a Sprüngli chocolate shop ribbon on the spine
 still waiting...

23 comments:

teri said...

I love the way the book looks, and especially with the blue theme. (Did you intend that?)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a super book you have created while waiting for the snow. Like you, snow in my part of the world is absent, too. I saw a local weather report last night where we are 4.6 inches below normal in snow accumulation. Seems only 0.4 inches have fallen all winter. And none of ours stuck, either.

Hope you get some lovely photos soon. I can't imagine no having snow in your area this winter. Of course, the journal will keep you going for awhile!

Linda said...

The journal is sooooooooo lovely... do love the color. You are brave to use a fabric with straight lines on it... but it's such a perfect color. I hope it snows soon. Can't wait to see more. You've been awfully productive lately.

Jamie said...

This is just beautiful. I love the blues! It finally has snowed here but not a lot. Hopefully it will come your way! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh M!! Your Winter Wonderland journal looks GREAT...you always use such an assortment of different wonderful elements in your creations...LOVE it!!
...and no snow here either..Just rain, rain and more rain!! :(
Jan x

Lynda Howells said...

You have made an amazing journa....love it.x lynda
http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

Daydream Retreat said...

I just love this!

Jenxo said...

hot hot hot here and loving it :)

you amaze me how you just whip these up id still be procrastianting about what to use ! i just love it, the linen is perfect as is the tasselly bit :)

luce was horrified she came out orange, she is not an orange girl which seems to be the fashion here with teenagers.. :(

~*~Patty S said...

ooo SO gorgeous...your colors are very pleasing and with the nicest ingredients

you've been busy

you all need to do a/some Schnee tanzen perhaps ;)
oxo

Sheila A. said...

Really nice journal, really nice. I have not tried one yet, I'm afraid that it will take me FOREVER. I'm working up my courage.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i agree i like the colors

Jenny said...

Margaret, your winter wonderland journal is beautiful... so love the fabric napkin cover... and loved looking at the gorgeous pages... whilst you are waiting for your snow... we are sweltering in a heat wave :))

Jenny x

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love the wintery feel of it. Beautiful

kandeland said...

oh Margaret! this journal is gorgeous! And I LOVE what you did with the spine! makes me want to go journal right now...xo

Suz said...

So beautiful, Margaret!
Hugs,
Suz

Nathalie Thompson said...

Just beautiful! Who needs snow, when you've got this?

Alisa Noble said...

Beautiful and so perfect for winter!

BadPenny said...

ooh this is looking GORGEOUS already ( with the promise of snow ?! ) LOVE the colours & the " Tassley thing "

Let it snow....

Entre Nous said...

We had two storms. The snow evaporated the next day both storms. It's quite nice :}

Halle said...

Oh my gosh...you've made another! I still haven't gotten any further on my first! It's beautiful. Love the subtle color scheme.

Sampson and Mutti said...

As a new blogger, I really enjoyed seeing your use of fabric textures. Beautiful photos of the stacked fabrics and rich choice of blues for the snow-filled season!

Melinda Cornish said...

these colors remind me of you...You seem to be drawn to very pale, cool colors and I love that.

Melinda Cornish said...

these colors remind me of you...You seem to be drawn to very pale, cool colors and I love that.