Saturday, December 24, 2011

Little Things

I decided to make little things for gifts this year - stuff that is handy for a girl to throw in her purse or bag. I made a little recycled blank notebook, a pocket tissue holder and a coffee cup cozy for each of the gals on my list.

I used some recycled craft paper, printer paper and old maps to make these little blank books, cutting them to size with a dull rotary cutter and sewing up one side with my Bernina 350.

There are 16 blank pages in each little notebook to take notes!

And I blogged these little tissue holders here, they make excellent gifts!

There are lots of tutorials out there for coffee cup cozies, but I just traced one of the cardboard ones, made it a little wider, and added a more pointy end where it loops over the buttons. Cute!

I'm just stitching the last of the button stacks on the coffee cup cozies as I take a break to share this with you, and I've got to get them finished and wrapped for our Christmas party tonight! Hoping you are finishing up all of your last minute gifts, too. And a very merry Christmas to you all!


Thread OvMetal said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the tissue holders again and added the strap!

It's allergy season here 10 months out of the year.

I'm going to try that next.

emedoodle said...

adorable! I love those little notebooks. I pinned them on pinterest and I'm sure I'll get around to making one or two sometime soon! They'd be great to tuck into a swap package too. :)