1.16.2009

Scuppernote ~ A Happenstance Design


Last year's calendar & other recycled papers get a new life.
Tri fold notebook with velcro closure.

This afternoon while Scout was resting and the sky adhered to gray mode with a vengence, I worked on a new design. My objective was to create a notepad with a pencil attached. That didn't work out, but I love this design, which sprang from that template and formed as I went along. Here's the short of it:


Random papers are cut to the proper width. They will be stitched together & slipped into the reusable paper case (a folded magazine slice), which, in turn, will slip up into the paisley (vintage tie) fabric, which is sewn onto a card stock remnant & tucks into the inside pouch seen here:


The calendar is 2008's Scuppernut All Year Long . The view below shows the back of the note pad. If you look closely you can see that the fabric pocket wraps around the bottom edge, is pinked & stitched in place. The policeman fending off 'alligators in the sewers' (of NYC) is from a discarded Children's book. You can see the velcro closure in his choppers. Anyone else hearing little Drew Barrymore in their head right now?


Here is a view of the notepad insert system:


And here it is in place:


The finishing touch ... a denim shade cotton yarn bit with a vintage bunny button I've had forever and then some, as my favorite cousin would say. My pencil challenge is also solved as this led me to the answer that will see my design work. My template was made first, this evolved, so I abandoned that, but now as luck would have it, I am all ready for my next happenstance adventure. I'll see you soon ~ pencil me in, won't you? ox joon

11 comments:

Chauncey said...

consider yourself "penciled in". Great post and new design, Hope Scoutie feels better soon!

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

Very cool!!!

Diane ~ said...

wow! Once again you delight & amaze me with your creative spirit!
love your postings!!!♥

The Filigree Garden said...

Your recycling projects are always inspiring to me!

Lima Bean said...

Wow. You document your amazing, creative projects with such great photographs. Thanks for all your fun words about having three boys (and then a girl!)

Sixsisters said...

Super Joonie ! Great work as usual.
Give my love to Scout !

jstinson said...

You are just too clever. You look at old paper and see beauty and utility. I see old paper. Great project!

ZudaGay said...

Very cool, Joonie!! And I love your bunny button!! Perfect!

Judy Nolan said...

This really turned out well, Joon! Great way to recycle things.

AltheaP said...

Now I feel guilty for having sent you all those Indian papers . . . you do such wonderful things with magazine pages!

joonbeam said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. It really means so much to me. It keeps me going and that is no small feat. J, do not feel guilty one iota. I have been using those papers for fh letters and love them as I know the recipients do. Feel better? :)