Thursday, July 17, 2008

Organization - or just an excuse to make something cute

I'm in the process of trying to finish a charm square quilt using two packs of Flutterby charms by Tula Pink. Well, I got the middle finished, and then realized that I needed to do borders - lots of borders - so I would have a decent sized quilt. I grabbed a used sheet of paper and used the back to do my calculations. At some point, however, I realized that I do this a lot. Just grab a sheet of paper, or a scrap of paper, and do my calculations. Unfortunately there are (far too many) times when I don't actually finish the project. And not being the neatest or most organized of gals, the paper gets separated from the project. *sigh*

So I had a great idea! I'd keep my calculations in a spiral notebook. And, to keep me wanting to use said notebook, I'd make a notebook cover! I used this tutorial. Easy Peasy.Isn't that fabric adorable! I love those owls. I got some in browns, too.
This is the inside, and shows what the flaps look like.And, industrious me, I even made a spot for pencil or pen on the front. Okay, so it really doesn't work great - it kind of pulls the fabric a bit. But that's okay.
Will this really keep me organized? Will I really use it? Who knows. But it sure was fun, and it sure came out cute.
And while I was blogging to day, I came across this tutorial. Uh oh, there just might be another cover or two in my future.

6 comments:

Jacquie said...

You are so right...that is the cutest fabric. Where did you get it?

Stephanie said...

Cute! Isn't it easy to get sidetracked?

Quirky said...

What a lovely blog you have! I've added it to my blgoroll. :)

Lisa said...

These are really cute. Hmmm, I don't think you ever need an excuse to make something cute-lol.

Stephanie said...

Just wanted you to know I added you to my blog roll. New computer, e-mail isn't working. Hmmm...

Thimbleanna said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I've had fun looking at some of your recent posts -- you've made some BEAUTIFUL quilts!!! Sorry to hurt you with the pesto, but really, you should try it on some of those things LOL!