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Frustrations, Wool and Piano Keys

For the last few years, I've been teaching piano.  Since I occasionally have a half hour free here and there, I've taken to practicing random pieces again.  I figure since I have the ability and the time, I may as well learn some awesome pieces / stuff I've wanted to learn for years / pieces which could get me a job playing at a wedding or where ever.  So...  I found a little black notebook to decorate to turn into my piano "fix this" notebook.

Closeup of the piano book


Of course it had to have a piano on the front.  My initial idea was to use a piano bookmark pattern which I posted ages back, putting holes in the cover and stitching using wool.  Turns out, I had to separate the strands (what's the right word?) of wool to use it.  So.  Much.  Frustration.  Lesson learned - don't try to separate the wool and try to stitch with it - it breaks sooooo easily.

Loving the colour combo ^^


To get the holes so even, I taped a piece of 1/2cm graph paper to the front cover of the book and used a massive safety pin to poke the holes.


Piano book!


I love how it turned out!  It's so cheerful and different!  It's a totally different way to cover a book, especially one with a plastic cover.  Only downside is that it's so very frustrating to make...

Until next time,



P.S.: It has been a while since I posted a picture of (one of) my cats, so here's Jesse being cute:

Jesse =)

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