Monday, April 13, 2020

Flea Market Mix Showcase for Moda Fabrics - Ephemera Travel Journal

Hi friends! I hope you had a lovely Easter spent with loved ones, although spent in quarantine for the first time ever. These are historic times for us, and I hope you find comfort in things you love. For me, that would be creating - sewing (my first love) and journaling with ephemera. 

Flea Market Mix by Cathe Holden for Moda Fabrics beautifully marries these two. Cathe is a talented designer whom I greatly admire. Her style is the epitome of nostalgic ephemera. Flea Market Mix has a stunning mixture of ephemera images, prints of handwritten recipe cards, vintage buttons, and beautiful florals to tie it all together. There are so many projects you can create with collection, and I hope you join me this week here on the blog and Instagram to see my showcase of projects.

For this project, I created a travel journal cover using Flea Market Mix Ephemera print. The size of the journal fits A5 notebooks or journals. I also added my favorite vintage laces from one of my favorite shops - Blue Linen Cottage Shop. If you are looking for lovely antique trims and lace (these go so perfectly with Flea Market mix), please check out this shop. The journal is held together with elastic and I added a charm to complete the look. I also added a vintage ribbon on the top right of the front cover to hold your pens. The inside of the journal is made with another lovely print and clear vinyl with an added zipper pocket. The other side also has another pocket where you slip your A5 notebooks or journals. 

Stay tuned tomorrow if you want to see the inside journal flip through. 

Here is the Journal:

Handmade Journal using Flea Market Mix Fabric by Cath Holden for Moda Fabrics

Beautiful Ephemera images prints.

Back of the journal

Vintage Lace elements for the spine

Inside of the journal and the handmade journal insert

Inside of the journal. I used vintage ribbon for the zippered clear vinyl pocket

Handmade journal 


Flea Market Mix will arrive in May, so please check online or your favorite quilt shops to see if they carry it.

I hope to you will drop in again this week to see the rest of the projects I made with this line. Check my Instagram for more details.




  1. I would love to see your journal but most of the images are not available. Can you help?

  2. o Make sure fabrics are without dust and clean prior to putting away. Spot nylons over a vacuum spout and delicately vacuum dust from fabric. USADigitizer