Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Just a little thing...

I was at Staples this morning.  Wasting some time with Husband while waiting for the sewing machine store to open.  I was retrieving my machine because apparently I have worn out the automatic thread cutter on my Janome Horizon 7700.  Who knew?  Apparently I use it a lot.  Anyway.  The part is on order and until it comes in, I have to cut threads the old fashioned way. Such a problem.

Back to Staples.  I noticed these cute little Composition notebooks.  Oh my goodness.  So darn cute at only 4.5" by 3.25".  I bought some.  They were 2 for a dollar.  I bought 6 and think I will have to get more.  I wanted to make  little covers, of course!  The first attempt was an epic fail.  Too small and too bulky.  I regrouped and tried again and this time I figured out a good plan and my test cover was a success!

How cute is this?  Just some linen scraps and some scrap scraps.  Now that I have figured out the sizing, I can have some with fancy scraps!


  1. I love making covers; I have a whole plan / pattern worked out in my brain... funny sometimes I can just 'see' how something should go.... now I am inspired to make a cover (or two) for the lovely notebooks you gave to me a few months back.... they have been sitting in my sewingroom and I feel inspired to sew up some covers! thanks - as always

  2. Adorable! Glad to hear I am not the only one who is inspired by all the cute things in Staples! You should see my collection of colored markers! Adorable notebook covers!

  3. I think my Horizon needs a new thread cutter too soon! I use it all the time!
    Your little books are a fab idea!

  4. I need to make a trip to Staples, the little ones are so cute.