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Narwhal, Love Dog and Birdy Canvas Board Notebooks
This weekend I've been getting busy making canvas board notebooks! I'm starting to grow a healthy relationship with my bind-it-all machine... We weren't friends before, friends don't pinch the heck out of me. But lately I've been learning to avoid serious injury while using it.
For this notebook, I used multicolored paper for the pages inside and pom-pom yarn as an embellishment. I splurged and bought a whole skein of the pom-pom stuff. It was so soft and so colorful, I really couldn't help myself. I really need to not buy yarn... I love the novelty stuff for embellishing, but I don't really enjoy knitting and rarely work up the patience to crochet anymore. So keeping that in mind, my yarn stash is too big. I could go for more novelty yarn though, but maybe not in such quantity :)
The narwhal is a watercolored drawing. I had a friend specially request a little bit more narwhal in her life, so I made this for her.
All three of these notebooks are made from 5x7 canvas boards which I painted and stamped then cut in half width-wise to make the covers.
I added a little beaded strand to this one in addition to the fun fur yarn. It needed a little extra sparkle...
The stamp on the cover is one of the Toby set from Alphastamps. He's a fancy dog...
The last one is pretty simple with a little birdy that was cut out of a nature encyclopedia.
I kinda screwed up on the back cover and punched holes in the wrong side. Oops. I think it still looks alright, don't you? :) Oh well, the ostrich makes up for it.