Fabric Notebook Cover – with lace & love

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.
When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Made by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu - fabric notebook cover in lace
♥ Many times we buy new notebooks because they have such cute fancy covers. I adore cool layout and beautiful design. Alluringly beautiful!

Notebooks with covers that I’m just not drawn to don’t get used at all, at least not until I change the covers to something I like. I got a notebook from my kind mother last year. It has great blank pages and is sturdy and a nice size, but the cover is boring. It’s a washed out black and white velvet with a pattern that just don’t make my heart sing. So I designed my own book cover, with lots of lace and love…

Lacy diary notebook cover (copyright Hanna Andersson)
It’s now my everyday writing diary. I really like it now.

I made the cover on the sewing machine but then hand embroidered on top of that. Stitching here and there, and adding my name in white on white.

Embroidery Hanna (copyright Hanna Andersson)
I love white on white a lot! It is romantic and subtle but also very persuasive and strong. This diary belongs to a creative girl, you can tell.

More details of the closure and backside;

Lacy diary details (copyright Hanna Andersson)
This book didn’t have a closure, so I added one to the slipcover and it works well. It’s a rubber waistband for sewing clothes I think, but to me it looks like lace… Perfect!

Lacy diary details (copyright Hanna Andersson)
♥ Hearts again. Pink felt heart that I cut out and a lacy doily on top of that.

And when it’s closed with the waistband it looks like this;

Lacy diary details (copyright Hanna Andersson)
Nice!

Lacy diary notebook cover (copyright Hanna Andersson)
The backside has a occra colored fabric with words. I made sure the word Strength was readily readable. And a final detal, another shiny pink heart;

I heart my diary (copyright Hanna Andersson)

Thanks for visiting, and lots of love to you!

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21 Responses to Fabric Notebook Cover – with lace & love

  1. Christy says:

    what a delicate, ethereal, lovely piece of journal cover! haven’t seen anything as lovely as this.

  2. Kim Mailhot says:

    Oh Hanna this is so lovely ! What a wonderful gift to yourself – filled with such love and careful detail. Just what you deserve!
    Happy Monday !

  3. iHanna says:

    Kim!
    Thanks for that, aren’t we all worth making ourself gifts!

    Don’t miss my journal page in this post because I wrote your poem (if you remember) in my diary! Hehe, just though I’d tell you! :-) Take care

  4. Mal* says:

    I love what you did with this journal — it’s at once ancient and modern, just like the thoughts that will go into it. I’m so glad you shared it!

  5. gunnel says:

    den ?r j?ttes?t denna boken Hanna, vitt i vitt ?r alltid s? fint!

  6. Tammy says:

    Lovely variety of neutral textures and stitching, yummy.

  7. Chris says:

    Oh, Hanna, this is ultimately romantic! What a great post.

  8. Shell says:

    I love lace. The diary looks pretty, lush and romantic. I adore it.

  9. karen says:

    beautiful journal!

  10. Phyllis says:

    Wow, this is so elegant and pretty! You did a great job.

  11. Paula Bogdan says:

    It’s beautiful, Hanna! What a treasure!

  12. Zom says:

    It is beautiful. I would worry that it would get dirty. Do you keep it at home?

  13. arlene says:

    oh yum…vintage..white and white and lace and fabric and stitchies…YUM

  14. Olivia says:

    Really beautiful and creative as well! I am a journal keeper and will definitely use this idea. Don’t know why I never thought of it! Blessings, Olivia

  15. iHanna says:

    Oiii.. thanks for lovely comments!

    Zom:
    I visited your homepage a while back… do you know you’ve got a snake in your studio? hehe. And yeah, your paintings are magic, absolutely beautiful! Oh, and about your question, no I don’t worry about that. I don’t worry about things like that, I worry about what to do with the rest of my life… hehe. I like shabby chic so if it gets dirty I’ll throw it in the machine! And no, it doesn’t stay at home. My diary goes with me everywhere in my bag. :-)

  16. Zom says:

    I am so glad you like my paintings. I love your blog, it is one of my favourites.

  17. Karin says:

    Underbar! Jag ?r ocks? ett fan av vitt p? vitt. V?ldigt snygg etikett ocks?, har du best?llt dem n?gonstans?

  18. Manasi says:

    Such beautiful craftsmanship & details! Love your work.

  19. iHanna says:

    Thank you for your visit to my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. And getting comments on old posts makes me revisit and remember – love that! :-)

  20. Emma says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous – I love it so much!

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