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Dress up that Mini Notebook


First of all……thank you so much for all of your comments. I appreciate hearing from all of you. And I love hearing that some of you are in the process of getting a sewing machine. You’ll love it. There are so many things to make with your own little humming machine. And I have the purse pattern all ready, except for one little thing. But I will let you know when the glitch is ironed out. Darn technology. :o)


Until then, here’s another non-sewing project for you.


Do you need a little notebook to throw in your bag/purse? Well I did too. And of course, I pulled out the ‘ol Mod Podge for this project.


You’ll need to buy any type of notebook (I bought one that is about 6-7 inches tall) for a dollar or two, enough scrap fabric to cover the front and back and some coordinating ribbon.


First, cut your fabric to size.


Then apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the notebook and apply the piece of fabric. Trim the fabric if necessary.


Apply another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric and let it dry completely.


Hot Glue a piece of ribbon to the front and back of your notebook and tie it closed.


Toss it in your bag for those “Ack, I need a piece of paper, quick!” type of emergencies.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Dress up that mini notebook
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  1. eviitha garciiaA says:

    jajajajja sii ahora ya se como forrar mis librethaas co0l!!

  2. eviitha garciiaA says:

    aaa sii hehhe tienes muxa razon

  3. eviitha garciiaA says:

    woooorales esta iper mexaa woo crazy la idea esata grazy heheh

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sou sua nova seguidora, adorei seus trabalhos e hei de me valer dos tutoriais que tão generosamente compartilha e agradeço por isso. Um bom fim de semana, beijinhos.

  5. Anissa says:

    My link to making these super cute notebooks! So much fun!

  6. Audra Laney says:

    Just found this project and am going to try it in about 10 minutes! Thanks for such a great idea!

  7. Conley Family says:

    I stumbled across your blog and I am so glad I did! You have such FANTASTIC and ADORABLE stuff. I can’t wait to start some of these projects! I also love the little girl shoes you sell in your etsy shop!

  8. Embellished Bayou says:

    What a great idea for all those small scraps of fabric I have laying around! Too cute, love your blog!

  9. Ashley says:

    Shannon, for sure you could use paper. That would be perfect and would hold its shape really well.

    Oh Alicia… funny. Robin’s a little secret-keeper! I’ll have to send you an email about the ties and such.

  10. Alicia says:

    This is Alicia–Rob’s roommate from BYU. I stumbled across your blog recently–Why was Robin holding out??!!! Your stuff is
    AD-OR-A-BLE!!! I wanted to find out how to make your little boy ties, shirts and shoes. #3 (our first boy!!) is coming in 2 weeks and my mom is coming to town. I am going to make her make me a ton of those darling little ties while we sit around the house. Do you already have a tutorial?? Thanks! And keep up the darling projects!!

  11. Shannon says:

    Ashley, do you think you could use scrapbook paper on the front of this? Just wondering & I have tons of paper that is just sitting around. I ♥ your stuff!!

  12. Kara says:

    Super cute! I'm going to make some of these for my nieces (age 8 & 5) to take to church! They will LOVE them! You are the greatest!

  13. The Dyer Family says:

    I am new to your blog. My friend told me about all of the fun things that you do. Can I just say that you are so creative! I can’t wait to start on some of the projects myself!!!
    Thanks for all of the fun ideas.
    Kristin Dyer

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