I made a sketch book cover for my daughter for her birthday.
Here is the layout I started with. It is 4 times the length of the book. the background is wet in this picture.
And a close up of the base for the flowers. The stems are some hand spun thick and thin wool yarn. The flowers are some super bright trilobal nylon. to this I added some yarn. I forgot to take a picture of that. I just spiraled it around. The background is wet while I am adding the decorations. The nylon in particular stays put better when the background is wet.
I was not careful to keep the flowers just so. I wanted some distortion, it is more interesting. Next I made the strap for the back of the book. I like this better than two folded over flaps. It means you can put a wider or thicker book in more easily. I uses some really pretty dragonfly fabric I picked up at a destash sale at my guild for the strap.
For a closure I sewed on a ring and looped the tail through it.
and lastly a shot of the whole thing.
I hope she likes it. She is quite a good sketcher.