Tuesday, August 17, 2010

VIP blog hop and shop!


Welcome to the VIP blog hop and shop for My Favorite Things!
What is VIP? It is a ONE DAY ONLY product that gives you the opportunity to purchase the WTG set TWO WEEKS early. Here are the details about the VIP Kit:
September VIP (August 17th 10 PM EST through August 18th)
Well Read
Notebook edge dienamics
10 yards (2 yds each of 5 colors) striped twill ribbon
Basic grey basics pad (white)
Neutral baby braddies collection (black, white, cream and brown)
Additional release on VIP night:
à la modes - Time to Celebrate
à la modes - Groovy Girl

FABRIC COVERED BOOK

Here is my fun little project. You all know how I love fabric.... Some of my daughter's books are in quite bad shape. Actually we bought this hardcover book of Black Beauty at a second hand shop and it was in need of a facelift.
I covered the entire book with fabric by Michael Miller (I actually plan on doing this for her school binders this fall). I used some 7-gypsies ribbon tape for the binding.
The main detail is this new image in today's hop. It is "Well Read" and I stamped it with Versacraft ink on both plain cotton fabric and patterned fabric (so that I could fabric piece the couch). I colored the rest of the image with my copics. My white fabric has polka dots on it so that when I colored it the polka dots really showed up.
I then cut it out with a spellbinders nestability die. I ran it through my creatopia (by xyron) to add adhesive to the back side and then added it to the front.
Here is a look at the inside where I colored outside of the image to add some shading.

So who is next on the hop?....It is the wonderful BARBARA. Go and enjoy her fabulous eye candy!

27 comments:

StampOwl said...

what a fun notebook!

Kerry J. said...

Sherrie this is fabulous! I'll send you some of my books to do too, k? Love the way the polka dots turned out!

Cindy Haffner said...

FUN, love that couch!

Danni said...

Love this!! Totally fabulous!

Leigh OBrien said...

GET OUT...the first time around I didn't realize that that was fabric. I am in awe of you, Sherrie! I definitely wanna give that a try.

Jennifer Roach said...

I have several books I'd also love covered ;)

This is AMAZING!!

Wendy said...

Amazing girl!

Joanne B. said...

What a lucky girl to have you create such a beautiful cover for her book. This is amazing!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Can you do this for all of my worn out books?! Wowza!!! I'm always amazed by the things you come up with, Sherrie -- you're awesome!

Alex Maldonado said...

Oh what a fun idea!! This is just gorgeous! I love it - your polka dots are so fun!!

Anonymous said...

Very fun!!
Great idea!! Can't wait to try it!! Got several books that could use a face lift!! ;)
jennik

cal8007 said...

Awesome idea for the stamp! Love how you decorated the journal.

TFS

Carmen L

Kelli said...

This is serious FUN eye candy My Friend!!!! That couch is ANOTHER one I want.... What fun to take notes in this notebook!!!!

DoodleDee Designs said...

This is beautiful. I would love to make something similar to keep notes on books I read. Very creative and I love the fabric. I also love how you shaded the inside stamped image instead of just leaving it plain. BEAUTIFUL!

Melody said...

This is just so cute and such a great idea! I love the polka dots!

ms.espresso said...

super cute project... now I *need* a fabric covered notebook!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh what fun! That fabric is gorgeous, Sherrie! Great face lift for sure!

Christina Fischer said...

What a great project! I love that gorgeous fabric! Your daughter must have the most beautiful books on the block! :)

Lisa H. said...

sooooo fabulous. love the little tag.

Megan said...

This is so fun. I love the little tag and the paper piecing!

Julie said...

Love the flowery couch, so cute! Love the way you wrapped the sentiment around the top of the couch! Just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What a totally fabulous idea, Sherrie!!! Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous focal image! I love everything about this!

okcapitolgirl said...

What a cute idea! This is wonderful!

Billie A said...

Wow that is awesome and love how you have pieced using paper and colors, great!

Shaz Wall said...

This is GREAT! I used to make book covers all the time but nothing as beautiful as this! WonDerFUl!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!! The shading on the couch gives it so much dimension!!

lynburros said...

Please, please, please do a vidoe on the darling couch...I love what you did but can't "see" how it worked!