Still working on sewing the purse together and hope to have it finished tomorrow. In the meantime, I did finish this project...
This one is really simple to do...the base is recycled rug canvas. I cut strips of cotton fabrics approx. three quarters of an inch wide and, using a big-eyed needle, wove them through the canvas. In the end, with a little stitching with the machine, I ended up with a nice journal cover. Cheap, cheerful, and easy! Unfortunately, I have NO earthly idea where I got the idea from in the first place so I can`t give proper credit. If you happen to know, I would appreciate a comment so I can put it on this post.
It`s gone back to being hot here, at least for a couple of days. Had a massive thunder storm last night...great lightning show (almost continuous) with the accompanying thunder. It lasted for almost an hour so made it hard to sleep. I`m not bothered by thunder storms, but constant lightning tends to keep me awake!
EDITED TO ADD: Please be sure to read the comment on this post that Boud made - she knows EXACTLY where the pattern idea came from!!