Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, clearly I’m running a bit behind schedule!
No real sketching to speak of last week, but I did jot a few ideas into my sketchbook as it was the nearest thing to hand when inspiration struck.
Doesn’t look like much to you, but it should be a valuable memory aid (mnemonic?) to me. I’ve been cross stitching this past week and have come to like the idea of cross stitched covers, despite the fact that they’d be very labour-intensive to make. I really like the vegetable-themed patterns I’m working on at the moment and think they would make very sweet garden journals, perhaps with some pockets inside, amidst the pages, to store seed packets and labels.
I’m also toying with the idea of a bold Pantone style design as a cover, but not for a notebook, for a needlebook or small sewing case. The front cover could be padded so that it doubles as a handy pincushion while you’re working.
I’ll be pondering on these ideas for a while longer before I do anything about them (I’ve got fingers in too many pies as it is!), but watch this space because hopefully these ideas will bear actual fruit.