I had some wonderful cotton yarn from my weaving days, one of those items you hang on to and finally it's found it's new life. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it but it's a deep rich yarn of purple, teals and blues. I also had a softer pastel one with a nubby texture so I made a second color.
I used a varigated metallic thread zig zagged over top and along the edges. With the same thread I did a few decorative stitches across the fabric.
I used the same cord and ran it through the machine with a zig zag again using the same thread adding a
glass bead on the end. It created a very nice stable cord for
wrapping around a few times. I was lucky enough to find great buttons in my stash that worked great with everything.
I found the journal at the Dollarama, I just love that place it's amazing what you can find there. I thought it would be a nice size for carrying around. They've done well so far so I think I'll try some more, maybe a different size next time.