Monday, December 15, 2008

Make Something Monday

Make Something Monday

I decided to join Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom with Make Something Monday. I've been playing around with composition books lately. I've always liked them better than notebooks, so the idea to pretty them all up and make them both attractive and useful appealed to me. First I played with scrapbooking papers, and I liked how that turned out, but I also wanted to try making fabric covers for them. I'm trying to get this cover like I want it, but I think it needs a bit more playing with. I like the snap closure on it, but I don't think it feels sturdy enough right now. I think I will try lining the fabric with plain muslin to give it an extra layer and a little more body next time. I need to add more fabric around the edges too because I'd like to topstitch the edges, but didn't have enough room to do it if I wanted to get the composition book stuffed into the cover. I like the little embroidered felt patch on it, but I might try embroidering directly onto the front of the cover next time. I had to do a little ripping out and remodeling as I was sewing it up, but in general, I'm happy with how it turned out. Just want to try another with the little modifications and see if it's what I envisioned.

And here's why I don't get more done. If I can't hold Holly, then we have a little screaming Mimi on our hands. Even if I am in the same room, plainly visible to her. Even if I am in the same room and she is sitting on my feet while I stand up doing something. As soon as I pick her up the waterworks stop. What to do? At least one of my kids still thinks I happen to be the most wonderful person ever, ever, ever.


Felicia December 15, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

Wonderful job! I think it would be cool with the magnetic snap closure!

My best friend had a daughter who was similar. She wound up putting her in the baby carrier and wearing her all the time so that she could get things done!

Diana of Diana Rambles December 15, 2008 at 10:59 PM  

That is cool! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin December 16, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

I love composition notebooks what a clever idea to make a creative cover for them...the most creative I have gotten with them was using a marker to color in the

And I hear ya about the not getting work done with a baby that wants to be constantly held..but gotta love it too, huh?

Margot December 16, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

that is cool. good job!

Jennifer December 17, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

What a neat idea! I loved the post about the green egg. I would like to get some chickens in the future and I want some colored egg layers too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.
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