Now that Halloween is over and I've given myself a good break, I've got to get going on Christmas presents. I love to make the gifts that I give to my nieces and nephews, but finding something that works for everyone is difficult. I have decided on fabric covered journals this year for everyone. We have a bunch of little artists in our family so I thought a notebook and a cool pen would make a good gift. I have found several tutorials online, like the Bloom Journal Cover and the Kirin Notebook to name a few. These all look really straight forward and easy to do but so far only one of mine have come out right. I follow the directions like it says. I use the same measurements and the same composition notebook but so far they are too big or too small. Uugghh!! I've given myself about a week to relax and think these through a little better and I think I'm ready to jump back in.
Not only am I doing these covers, I think I've almost decided to make little stockings for the kids classes. I say almost cause I spent a few hours the other day cutting out these little stocking shaped pieces out of fabric. Instead of cutting out the pieces for one stocking and sewing it together to make sure it will work, I cut out ALL the pieces for 20 stockings. Then I sewed the one together to make sure and sure enough I screwed it up royally!! Thankfully I still have quite a bit of Christmas fabric so I think I'll try again. If anyone reads this, wish me luck!