The Kimono Lady Journal Cover is a design by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson, and this kit was bought from Poppy Patch, here in the UK. The kit included the pattern, all the fabrics, and the hand painted wooden button. I used the Apliquick method for the applique, and used an 80wt Aurifil cotton thread for hand stitching the applique into place...
...I used a different construction technique for making the journal cover to the original pattern instructions, and also made it slightly smaller than the original instructions, to enable an A5 sized journal to slip inside. The notebook can easily be removed and replaced when it's full up...
...the hand embroidery has been sttuched with an assortment of DMC and variegated Valdani threads, and embellished with the hand painted wooden butterfly button. Here's the finished journal cover, all ready to be gifted to a colleague later this afternoon. I hope she likes it!
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