Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quick Craft / Quick Post

Hi Guys,
Just a quick post today (by recent standards, hehe). My girlfriend Mel recently had a birthday, yay birthdays! For my birthday, back in August Mel got me this nifty craft book, so for her birthday I thought I'd make her a project from the book she gifted to me. Circular giving, I dig it!

So here's what I made for Mel, I don't think she'll mind me sharing with you.

I whipped her up a monogrammed covered notebook.

M for Marvelous Melissa.

Felt is so great to work with, I love that a clean cut can just be left, and that it won't fray or unravel.
A little Mary Engelbreit notebook tucked inside. Gotta love polka-dots!

Stitched all the way around, easy peasy.

This truly was a quick craft, start to finish about 2 hours including the monogram stitching and the applique to the front of the cover (which I stitched on by machine).

So yeah, how bout that for a quick craft? Quick, just like this wee little post!
Toodle-doo my dearies!


Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Lisa... your quick project is lovely... and so very practical too ... yea felt is so good to work ... no doubt in it...
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suzitee said...

Anything involving polkadots has my immediate approval :) I'm sure Melissa loved her's adorable!

Denise :) said...

How sweet -- I like circular giving, too! Good job! :)

kittykill said...

I love it! We need to set up a stitchy crafty weekend. We're not that far from eachother.

Jill said...

Love how that turned out...especially the monogram! Melissa's going to love it!!

Becky said...

It is the cutest cover evah!

parTea lady said...

Your monogrammed book cover for Mel is lovely. I like the colors and blanket stitched edging.

Bonnie said...

Aw, I love it! I love working with felt as well. I've always had great results with felt projects!

Michelle said...

Beautiful book cover Lisa! I love to craft too and just started a blog that I am going to add craft ideas too also, so I might just have to steal this idea. Great job and I'm sure you friend loved this gift. I also love the whole circle giving idea too!