Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Sew" Many Ideas! {Crazy4Cocoa}

:) This is a second entry for the Crazy4Cocoa *buttons* challenge!
*Though it's not a card this time*

Last week, I made this card for one of my best friends who has an extreme love for sewing! She is an amazing wife and mother! She has raised 3 wonderful children, homeschooling them all through their school years, encouraging one through to her culinary degree, seeing 2 of them married to wonderful spouses, and is now readying herself to possibly send "the baby" away to college! - I have great and love and admiration for them, can you tell? :) At this point in her life, she finds more time to do what she loves and doors are flying open for her all over the place. She has completed training in sewing machine repair and is also pursuing design! I'm so proud of her and HAPPY for her!!

Soooo, or should I say "SEW" ... I thought I'd make her a little coordinating notebook to make notes of her many ideas! I found these little mini composition books at a dollar store, 3 for $1.00!

I traced the cover and back onto cardstock, trimmed and attached the pieces to the notebook, avoiding the binding so as not to restrict the opening and closing of the book. I pierced small holes in the notebook for the buttons to be sewn on as usual, leaving a long end of the thread to use as a binding string around the notebook to close and wrap around the button. I embellished the cover as desired,*with Cocoa, of course* and was so excited to top it off with this adorable purse charm!

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

I love you, TB!!! ♥


  1. Vanessa, this is SEW delightful! Your friend is going to adore it. What a thoughtful gift! So happy that you found your way over to Stampin Sisters this week to look around! Can't wait to see your project this week! Thanks for the sweet comment, and again, welcome to Stampin Sisters!

  2. Too cute your friend will love this! Thanks for palying with us again at Crazy4Cocoa Challenges.

  3. This is such a thoughtful and CUTE gift for your friend! It's going to be a treasured keepsake for sure! Thanks for playing along with the Cocoa Crazies this week!

  4. May I ask where you got your composition books from?