For the last few days I've been busy making a journal cover. It was made by weaving strips of fabric through rug canvas, and heavily stitched with decorative machine stitching. I read about this method in a book called Fabric Leftovers by D'Arcy-Jean Milne. The piece of fabric I had woven wasn't quite large enough for me to add a pocket inside for the journal to fit into, so instead I plaited some of the leftover strips together, threaded them through the journal's spine attached the journal to the cover with the strip - knotting the end to keep the journal snug and secure inside the cover. The knot at the end of the plait can be undone if you want to remove the journal (not that I'll ever need to - I haven't even started a journal yet!!!)..... I wanted the closure to be quick and easy to open, so made a cord which wraps once around the cover and hooks around the button at the front. Also to give the cover more of an "arty" type of look - I rubbed purple and gold Treasure Gold over the top, and also ironed on a bit of painted vliesofix. All in all, I'm really happy with the end result!!!