So last time - it was scrap scarves. Now it's scrap journals.
I just couldn't bear to throw away my leftover fabric scraps. I didn't use them all up with my scarves.
So, while "last minute shopping" at Borders today I saw some Moleskin notebooks. I vaguely remember seeing something about being able to sew on these. I grabbed a three pack, came home and picked through my scrap pile.
I came up with these:
After finding the fabric pieces I wanted to use and arranging them just so, I sewed the pieces on. I was able to sew right through the fabric and the notebook covers with no problems.
I'm quite please with how they came out. I even played around a little with running the stitches right off the edges of the notebooks.
I definitely see myself making more of these - they took less than 10 minutes to sew and I think they came out great!
I even sewed bookmarks to the back cover to match.
Some other last minute handmade holiday gifts were these little beauties:
Red Velvet jar cakes! (Well sort of...)
I didn't have any mason jars. I even braved Walmart on a weekend to look for some, but came up empty. Instead I found these small Pyrex containers.
I used this recipe (thanks Super Eggplant for the idea!) for the cake and canned cream cheese frosting (instead of making my own).
Then I wrapped each one in a red kitchen towel, added a bow and a bell, and voila!...
Instant presents! I handed these out to my neighbors today. I hope they liked them. Of course I had to save one for me, it was delicous!
I hope Santa is good to you and brings you lots of yarn!