I decided to make a scrappy moleskine journal cover with inside pockets for her. I was using 2 tutorials simultaneously and adjusting for the size of the journal. So the first run was an experiment, with many technical flaws that needed tweaking.
|Trial Run: Scrappy Moleskine Journal cover|
(back side is on Left, front cover is on Right)
|The version I intend to send my partner.|
|Inside view with pockets|
So now I'm all about the scrappy thing! And that inspired my next project: a homemade thank you gift. This is a small notebook (c. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2") and the recipient is fond of blue (which particular shade of blue, I had no idea, so I made 2 sides with different hues of blue colors).
|a little warped/imperfect along the right side edge, |
but I went with "good enough" since she's a
non-quilter and I'm still beginner/adv. beginner level sewer
I also made an iPod/smartphone cover with one of the fabrics in my stash that I really love:
|view with lining|
I am enjoying these smaller projects because I can finish them in a shorter amount of time. Since the holidays are coming up, I'll probably be focusing on more goodies like these to give as homemade gifts for teachers, etc.
Hope you are enjoying the Fall, wherever you may be. It's not the most colorful year here in New England (most probably due to Hurricane Irene), but right now I have the windows open and there's a pleasant gentle breeze.
Have a great day!