Fairy Tale Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the Fairy Tale Blog Hop which is hosted by Joan of MooseStash Quilting. The theme of this hop is about fairy tales and Joan asked us to share what our fairy tale would be.

I put my thinking cap on and decided on Mary Poppins. A magical woman who wafts about with her umbrella, wrangles the children and keeps the house looking spick and span. 

I wanted to create a little an A5 quilted notebook cover with a stitchery on the front. There are tonnes of great quotes in the Mary Poppins story so choosing one was tricky. In the end I saw this design on the internet and decided to go with it.

The book cover background was put together with low volume scraps, then quilted with some organic type lines and trimmed to size. I then transferred the umbrella design to fabric, fused some parlan to the back and embroidered it with some warm brown floss. Once it was complete, I cut around the umbrella design approximately 1/8" outside my stitching.

I placed it on an angle atop the quilty background and machine appliqued it with neutral coloured thread, right up beside the handwork.

The cover was finished off with a couple of sleeves on the inside to hold down the A5 notebook cover and bound with some old Tilda fabric which I had in my stash.

I do love how this turned out and really love the sentiment on the cover. I'll add this project to my gift box.

Visit Joan at Moostash Quilting to get the whole list of participants and enjoy visiting the blogs each day to see what everyone has created in the Fairy Tale Blog Hop. Today's blog hop participants are listed here:

Monday June 21

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Samelia’s Mum

Kathleen McMusing

Becky’s Adventurers in Quilting and Travel

VroomansQuilts

Food for Thought

48 comments

Fiona said...

Love it... great idea and it looks totally gorgeous...
Hugz

Kay said...

This is absolutely gorgeous from the low volume fabric to the quotation, somebody is going to be extremely lucky when this leaves your gift box. x

Pamela Arbour said...

That is just darling. Very creative.

Rebecca Smith said...

I love this!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

This is wonderful. I love the quote and I love the umbrella. Great hand work.

Stitchin At Home said...

What a wonderful idea! Love it and the low volume neutrals!

Carol said...

That is sweet, Anorina! I love the quote too!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

So Cute! And such an original!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Really beautiful project!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so much fun - it really makes your notebook unique and will be a great gift!

tubakk said...

Really cute cover. I love that proverb.

Maria said...

Such a useful idea for the Fairytale blog hop and a great quote.

Calicojoan said...

That is seriously the cutest book cover ever. Mary Poppins was one of my favorites as a kid growing up, and you just brought me right back to those days gone by...Thanks for the memories and inspiration!

LJ said...

I love Mary Poppins and your quote, "A magical woman who wafts about with her umbrella, wrangles the children and keeps the house looking spick and span.", sounds like quite an impossible goal!! Wonderful book cover - so very special.

Connie W. said...

Great project and inspiration for all of us.
Connie

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

That's supercalifragilistically superb! I love Mary Poppins. The Museum of Pop Culture here in Seattle is currently running an exhibit that shows both the coat and umbrella from the original Mary Poppins and then the recent remake of Mary Poppins with Emily Blunt. It was fun to see them in person and compare them. Your book cover is beautiful! -Andrea

Kathleen said...

Wonderful notebook cover! Love the inspiration and your execution of it.

sue s said...

Mary Poppins is a great choice and the notebook cover is splendid!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful idea for this hop. Love Mary Poppins and her floating around with that wonderful umbrella. Great memories.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is a great little project, Anorina! I love notebook covers and yours is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

Lori Smanski said...

very pretty. love the Mary Poppins idea

Karrin Hurd said...

Adorable project! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol S. said...

I love anything Mary Poppins so this really wins my heart. I love all the details, the saying on the front, and your stitchings. Great job and so fun!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

You made a treasure🥰🌸💎🌟

Jocelyn said...

So cute!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Awesome book cover! Love the fabric you used...
so pretty. Have a great day!

Quilting Gail said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

brenda said...

another winner

Karen's Korner said...

We could do with that umbrella here at the moment. Lovely idea and a great gift for some lucky person.

Lianne makes stuff said...

I love your book cover what a great idea and you as always made it happen and it looks lovely

Carol Andrews said...

I love Mary Poppins so your notebook cover is perfect. Thank you for sharing

Sharon said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

This is beautiful. The stitching is lovely!

Carla said...

Your notebook cover is delightful. Love the background you chose and such a great idea.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Carla :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I'm running a day late with this blog hop. But wanted to pop in to say I love your sweet Mary Poppins umbrella notebook cover. I love Mary Poppins too.

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Charlene McCain said...

Cute journal! Love Mary Poppins!

KaHolly said...

Perfect in every way!

Theresa said...

Mary Poppins was one of my favorites as a girl. So lovely.

Ulrikes Smaating said...

hej anorina,
i follow you long time :0) this Mary Poppins notebook cover is so lovely worked and Mary Poppins was a favourite in my childhood. Perfect worked! I have seen today a Mary Poppins Quilt in this bloghop and i am so happy about... hugs from denmark, Ulrike :0)

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

This is great. A notebook cover is the perfect landscape for a fun project. Who doesn't love Mary Poppins!?? Thanks so much for sharing your work. You have such a wonderful hand at those stitches!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Your embroidery is beautiful! What a lovely notebook. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Anorina, what a sweet project. It really looks great. Take care.

Jeanette said...

Love the journal cover, so cute. Hugs, xx

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love your book cover, it's so cute! Someone will be so pleased to receive it as a gift one day! xx

Cheryll said...

Nice job Anorina...xox