I finished my Easter bunny cross stitch design last night and finished it into a composition notebook journal cover. I bought some hand dyed ribbons on Etsy and thought those matched well so added them to the side and top. I used Gentle Art Simply Wool thread for the pattern and I really like it. This is the second time I've used it. They are adding more colors to the line all the time so there's a nice selection now. I used just one strand of the wool and the cross stitch filled out nicely and is very soft.
On Sunday I found a great blog with wonderful sewing tutorials on it. She's a lovely young mother of three who sews and sells her patterns online. She calls her blog "The Cottage Home" and she generously shares many tutorials. I found this one for a fabric portfolio and made it with a blue fabric theme and used a couple of my Spoonflower fabric samples.
The two bottom pockets are my Spoonflower fabric samples, one pocket is diagonal. It is a fun and useful project. I really enjoyed making it.
I got a bunch of my Spoonflower samples back and this is my cabbage rose collection. I've made a couple needlecases out of two of the samples and I'm still thinking about what I want to do with the rest of them. I love table linens so maybe will make something for spring. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!