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Garden Portfolio

When most of what you make ends up being for others, it's nice to take a few days and make something just for yourself. This Garden Portfolio is my answer for where to corral my yearly garden notes, random seed packets and plant ID tags. Made from J Wecker Frisch's Art Journal collection and mixed with canvas and supple green leather, it was really a joy to sew.

There are slip pockets for slim books and a notepad, a pocket for reading glasses and pens, leather pockets to hold seed packets and a zipper pocket made from the gorgeous journal panels.

I fussy cut motifs give it the junk journal feel and added bits of hand embroidery for interest. If you look closely you'll see metallic gold thread accenting insect wings and French knots in the daisy centers.

The whole portfolio zips closed with an antique brass finish zipper and looks lovely resting on my coffee table. Now if I can just remember to write down what I planted where!

We turned the placemat panels from the Art Journal collection into throw pillows. No fuss here, we just appliqued them to classic canvas and let the artwork shine. We had these for sale back when we had our retail space but after a week took them home for our living room because we couldn't bear to part with them!

If you were one of the lucky ones, you were able to snatch up an Art Journal Artsy bag! What a match made in heaven. Despite being designed years apart, paint palette blends perfectly with these fussy cut butterflies.

A little birdie told me that we may have some more Art Journal Artsy items coming soon. If you haven't, be sure to favorite our main shop on Etsy and follow us on social media so you don't miss it!

Looking to make something spectacular with these fabrics?

Check out our selection of kits in our journaling shop.

Art Journal Kit kits are a mix of quilting cotton, specialty fabrics, vintage notions, hand knit elements, and unique surprises, curated by theme and color. These include Art Journal Canvas measuring 20.5" x 16.5", journal covers and bird patches.

Stay inspired,

Aunt Henri



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