Monday, March 23, 2009

Custom Travel Journal

Life is good these days, as the sun is finally (!) shining, and the snow is melting, and I've been working on some interesting custom orders, including this little travel journal. The buyer (someone who lives here in my part of British Columbia), asked me to make this for her friend who is retiring, turning 60, going on a trip to Australia, and who likes to quilt and garden. So I thought a bit about how to combine all those things and came up with this little travel journal:

The plant illustration on the front represents gardening, and I added two antique map of Australia endpapers to represent her trip.

I used a coptic stitched binding to represent quilting stitches, and added a dedication on the first page (not pictured) wishing the friend a happy 60th birthday.


Kathleen Coy said...

This is beautiful, I'm sure she will love it!

acornmoon said...

I am sure everyone would love this, I know I do.

Judith HeartSong said...

oh I just love what you came up with... which makes me think that I need to get you thinking about a custom journal for my beloved one.

Hmmmmmm...... what a good idea.

moonbindery said...

I'd be up for that, Judith! :)