Thursday, October 20, 2016

Soap Journal

I've been keeping notes about my soap making in a little notebook. Yesterday I got the urge to play in my scraps and thought it would be fun to make a cover for my soaping journal. You can find the process I used to do this here. It's really quite simple and with the instructions you can cover any notebook/book. 
 To do the bubbles I used fusible web. Then stitched around them with a dark brown embroidery floss. I find I like dark brown better than black. I have a little trick I use when using fusible web. I poke a hole through the paper and slide a pin between the paper and fabric.
 Then I peel the paper away. I find this keeps me from fraying the edge. Which is what seems to happen if I try to separate the paper from the fabric at the edge.
I'm linking up with Sarah, Cynthia, Myra, and Amanda Jean to celebrate my scrappy soap journal.

9 comments:

  1. Cute little notebook cover. I,m keeping a journal while I'm learning to fmq! It has really helped me focus. ~karen

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  2. Great tip on peeling the paper from the applique. I'm going to try that the next time.

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  3. Cute book cover Em! Very useful tip on removing the paper, thank you!
    Visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts.
    Barbara x
    Blogging @ The Flashing Scissors

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  4. That is a helpful hint and cute cover

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  5. While you are celebrating your little book, I am delighting in my new sampler of soaps. Couldn't be more pleased. I loved looking at them all nestled in a perfect box - but finally used one and it felt quite lyxurious!

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  6. Very fun scrappy soap bubbles. Beautifully done!

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  7. Thanks for the tip about removing the paper! I have experienced that fraying thing!

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  8. Love your book cover with it's colorful bubbles! I also appreciate your tip about using dark brown embroidery thread vs. black. Thank you so much for sharing!

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