Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some Crafty Goodness

I have been in a crafty mood lately.  Surprising after all the work and time spent on costumes over the past few months.  A good friend of mine (she was also Athena's 3rd grade teacher) is due with her first baby in July so I had a lot of fun making baby things. 

Baby gifts!  

See how easy it is to lose stuff?
Next I always carry a little notebook around with me that has lists of stuff I need for projects I'm working on, measurements of people I'm making things for and even samples of fabric or yarn to match.  I also like to paperclip my Joann's coupons in it, then I have to wrap it with a rubber band so I don't lose any of my samples.  It looks like this:
Not very cute is it?
 I wanted something more fun so while searching some craft blogs one lazy Sunday morning I found this tutorial. Now I don't have business cards but I thought it would be a fun project to make for a friends birthday coming up.  So I made one but figured she would more likely use it for gift/loyalty cards.

Isn't it cute?!  I tried to find some of those wallet photo inserts to put in it but didn't have any luck and that's when it hit me, I could do the same thing with a little notebook!  So I made one of those with some of the same fabric, I know my friend also carries one of these little notebooks around so now I have  a fun little gift and a plan to keep my project ideas safer!
See how the coupons have a safe place now?

I just love how they turned out!  Now to find some really fun fabric to make one for myself.  And won't they make great teacher gifts next year?


  1. I love love love these notebook covers. How beautiful and organized. Is it ok if I link to you on my blog?