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Making Notebooks Pretty

Pretty Notebooks



Oh. my goodness! I have been SOOOOOO busy!!!! Between Wednesday and Friday, I printed out 500 pages for the first few weeks of school!!! GOOD GRIEF!!! I have been running around getting all the books and supplements and activities and and and together! LOL I’m exhausted and we haven’t even started yet! LOL Someone remind me to get all the planning and etc. done at least a month before we start!


ANYWAY, I have been making some of their notebooks prettified for them! LOL

Here is the no sew cover tutorial that I did a few days ago.

And here is the sewing cover tutorial that I did a while back.


And here are the finished products that I did this week.


Pretty Notebook 1


This one is just like the no sew cover except that I cut 2 pieces and left the spiral part exposed. Then I tied ribbons up and down the spiral.



Pretty Notebooks 2


This one is just like the above. I cut and hot glued 2 pieces. Then I hot glued a patch from one of Joshua’s Resident Evil games to the front.



Pretty Notebooks 3


This is one of the sewing covers. I did it just like the book covers I did last year. Then I hot glued a big D on the front for Deanna.


There you have it! Very simple ways to personalize the very cheap notebooks! LOL The kids LOVE them!!!!


I have a couple of projects in mind. Hopefully I will soon be showing you a no sew box cover. FINGERS CROSSED!!! 😉






An Awesome Milestone and a New Contest!

Soooo… Remember when I said I would have a new contest if I hit over 1,000 views in one day? Well, it HAPPENED!! TODAY!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO YIPPPPPEEEE!!! I can’t believe it!!! Pinch me, please!! (Just not too hard. ;))

And then I was going through my e-mails and what should I see??? The Fab Mod Dress featured on‘s e-mail!!! AND the links to the Eyelet Tank and the Peasant Blouse and Gingham Capris!!! I just couldn’t believe it. You could have knocked me over with a feather! LOL I just feel so very, very blessed right now. I have been praying about sewing and blogging. I asked God to show me if this was what was meant for me to do. I think I got my answer. LOL Thank you, Lord!!!

I have gone most of my life never really finding a “talent” for anything. I was OK at this or that but never really good at anything. Now, I’m not saying I am great at sewing…. LOL I still have SOOOO much to learn, but I think this is it. I think I have finally found something that I CAN be good at. And I want to thank you all for going on this journey with me. Thank you for supporting my dream. 🙂

Now, on to the good stuff before I start crying. LOL

The Contest!


1- You MUST be a follower through e-mail, Facebook, Networked Blogs or Bloglovin’. How else will you know if you’ve won????

2- Leave a comment telling me about your talent or lack thereof…..  😉

Easy peasy!

Here is the prize!

1 large book cover

1 small book cover

1 Nook/Kindle/Tablet cover

AND I will give you some fabric choices so they will be just right for YOU 😉

Here are some examples of the book covers I have made in the past.

What do you think? Good prize?

Now, don’t forget to comment!!! And don’t be upset if I don’t comment back on this one. It’s easier for me to keep track of how many people enter if I don’t have to pick through my own comments. 😉

If you have any questions just click the Contact Me button at the top of the page and shoot me an e-mail!


The contest will end Monday, August 13th. The winner to be announced no later than Noon on Tuesday, August 14th.

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