Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Fabric Covered Note Books

I am back today with another of my little gift ideas.  As I explained yesterday, I have been looking for little gift ideas for ladies, today I should like to share with you a notebook and 'Post It' duo.  I took my inspiration for these two projects from Jessika Taynara.

I chose two contrasting fabrics for the covers.  My starting point for the notebook was to cut the pages from copy paper.  I cut three double pages and stitched them through the centre.  You can make these any size you would like, I made mine 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm.  I made half a dozen of these little pads and held them together with a clip

I cut the card for the cover 10 cm x 10 cm and a narrow strip for the spine.  I made the outer cover in one piece.  The inner cover was made as individual panels, these were glued to the outer cover after running the ribbon in between.   However, if I should make these again, I think I would make the inner cover in one piece as well.  Finally, I glued the pages to the spine - keeping the pages clipped together until the glue had dried.

The cover for the Post It pad was made slightly different because I wanted to attached the pad by the bottom of the pad and, of course, the size was dictated by the size of the Post It pad.

I completed my notebooks by attaching some No 5 Forever Flowers to the covers.  

There is still time for you to enter your projects in the current Crafty Boots challenge.  I hope these notebooks have given you some ideas.



  1. Gorgeous Dionne! Love me some pink, and those flowers are so beautiful! hugs :)

    1. Thank you Pamellia. Sadly they no longer seem to make those hydrangea petals.

      Have a good weekend.


  2. These are just gorgeous and so beautifully done. You're so patient, I just know I could never pull something like this off. Love them xx

    1. Thank you Lisette, in truth they were not that difficult and probably took less time than a fancy card - but then it does seem to take me an amazingly long time to make a card!

      Dionne xx


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